Friday, June 17, 2011

Exhumed: Dust

Ash to Ash

Dust was an American hard rock band in the early 70's who released two albums before disbanding. They are of interest to metalheads as an early proto-metal band, before all the elements of the genre were fully formed. And that interest is not merely in the musical similarities. Their first, self-titled album featured skeletons on the cover, and Hard Attack features barbarians fighting with axes. It doesn't get much more metal than that. Lyrically, "Suicide" is pretty damn metal too.

1 comment:

  1. oh man. haven't thought of dust in eons. i bought the first album on LP from the used record store back in college. i grabbed it just cuz marky ramone played on it. wasn't really my thing though. can't remember what i did with it after. probably sold it.