Seismic (Small Stone Recordings)
release date: 7/25/2012
by Scott Hefflon
6 of 7 tracks of self-produced sludge. If Mastodon is shaggy, lumbering, and mighty, Sons of Otis are plodding dinosaurs with a delay pedal. Feedback loops about, skins are beaten, riffs are dragged along, and distorted vocals bellow like a troll with a toothache, and then repeat, repeat, repeat… This distinct Toronto outfit had releases on Man’s Ruin and The Music Cartel before they went under, and now have a home on Small Stone, who keep the spirit alive, year after year.