Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Relentless down-home Southern sludge from a NY-based female power trio in the spirit of early-90's behemoths like Corrupted and Noothgrush. Only around long enough to release one single and appear on a few vinyl splits, 13 never managed to record a full length - I'd love to see a CD comp of all their work as their individual records have become somewhat elusive twenty years after the fact. Regarding this 1993 release, while both songs crush, the Corrupted-esque "Hollow" is my favorite of the two. Guitarist Liz Buckingham has gone on to have a rather prolific musical career, after 13's breakup she played with fellow sludgers Sourvein for several years, then moved to the UK in 2003 to join seminal doom unit Electric Wizard.