Bootbeast - Carnival 7" and Bootbeast 12" (1990)
By request, Bootbeast (Bootbeast Carnival as they were know on the More Coffee compilation)
Two reviews sum up their sound nicely, which is a gloomy blend of punk, metal and pre-grunge.
noiseville. 8 / 2 tracks / 1989
feat. ex-Drunks with Guns / Mighty Sphincter members. 500 made, some on gold vinyl. + label flyer.
Experimental (post-)hardcore remotely resembling Die Kreuzen's sound. Strange guitar riffs, vocals are rather sung than screamed. Despite the experimental approach the music is powerful & compact.
The following year, after they released a self-titled cassette tape which New Times writer David Koen (April 1990) accurately describes their sound:
If Anne Rice invited Rush, Vincent Price, and Led Zeppelin over for drinks and rolled this tape to provide some instant atmosphere, no one would complain. Bootbeast is a postmodern, haunted-house cruise through the inner sanctums of art-metal.
Sometimes the Tempe band chokes on the songs' own atmosphere. But then sometimes Bootbeast emerges from the fogginess. It's this kind of well-balanced horror movie/rock 'n' roll hybrid that appeals to the doomster in us all.
they released this 4 song self titled 12".
Jim Andreas - Vocals
Mike Doskocil - Drums
Jeff O'Rourke - Guitars
Lloyd Whittaker - Bass
Lyrics- Andreas Music Andreas/Doskocil,O'Rourke, Whittaker
Produced by Greg Horn
Engineered by Andy Kern
Recorded at Cereus Recording
Download Bootbeast - Carnival 7"
Download Bootbeast 12"