Minus The Machine (Bonus Tracks)
by 10 Years
Released: Aug 2012
Label: Pale Horse Records
The opening title track kicks off with a Tool-like lurch-n-groan that announces 10 Years have clearly stepped back from the streamlined gloss of Feeding the Wolves. Though this doesn't mean the group have unleashed their White Pony (those come only once a generation), it does mean the Tennessee-based act is less concerned with appeasing the demands of the post-grunge pop market. And besides, they've never been master craftsmen of the radio hook, so they might as well get their brood on, which they most certainly do on "Sleeper," "Knives," "Battle Lust" and the electronic-tinged "Backlash."