by Gerry Mak in New Music on Monday 27 April 2009

With his solo project, Black Pus, Lightning Bolt drummer Brian Chippendale continues to pound out muscular, unrelenting, ear-shredding thrash noise. Using pedal-triggered feedback and electronics, harsher vocals, and occasionally a saxophone, the by now iconic Chippendale does not disappoint fans of his earlier work, as the packed crowd at Tarantula Hill in Baltimore proved the other night — even after an hour-long set and an ambulance showing up, people were grinning ear-to-ear, sweaty and panting from crazed dancing.