Dub Trio, Another Sound Is Dying

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Another Sound Is Dying

Dub Trio

There are elements of dub on Dub Trio's third album, but the band is far more interested in the idea than the actual sound. That should come as no surprise for a band that's toured as Mike Patton's Peeping Tom backing group and records on his Ipecac label. (His unofficial motto seems to be "expect the unexpected.") What does come as a surprise, though, is the amount of sounds they're able to generate over Another Sound Is Dying's hour running time. Metal, ska, dub, industrial: it's all here in the hard rock riffs that are cut-up, rearranged and put right again, as the muscular drumming guides the listener deeper into the abyss. You know what they say: As another sound dies, a new one is born.