BRICK BATH - USA

I Won't Live The Lie - 2002 - Crash
Rebuilt - 2003 - Crash
American Currency - 2005 - Crash


  
 
Members

S= Shock Head>>Joseph McCaw - CODY HUBBARD
G= ERIC MEYER
B= DFA, Tea Bag>>Pete Stone - Dylan Wills
D= Scott Babel - Mike Owen



History

Brick Bath is a San Diego-based thrash metal act. The band was formed in 1996. They played shows with several other thrash acts, before gaining a new bassist by the name of Stone.

The band signed with Chainsaw Records and went directly into the studio to record its debut album entitled Scarred. Shortly after mixing the record, that label folded. Brick Bath signed with Pavement/Crash in 2001 and re-issued an album entitled I Won't Live The Lie in early 2002. They were also featured with couple of their tracks on the Extreme Sports DVD Slednecks Trilogy, which also featured a track by Rob Zombie.

Cody Hubbard replaced vocalist Joseph McCaw who left the band following a US tour in the summer of 2002. Brick Bath also began demoing 17 new songs intended for an album due in 2003 through Crash Music. That album was released in March of 2003. The band parted ways with bassist Pete Stone in the summer of 2004 and replaced him with Scott (Rock) Rockstead. Dylan Wills ended up on American Currency, which was issued in the late summer of 2005. The band cancelled the second leg of its US tour in late 2005 and left Crash Music after encountering a lack of support and communication from the label. The band soon featured easy San Diego drummer and DJ Norm Leggio who was active in several other bands.

Reviews

BRICK BATH - AMERICAN CURRENCY - CRASH
Boy are these guys mad! The album sweats anger, hatred and disdain for current American society and all its trappings. It does not just serve the lyrics well. The musical delivery of the revamped line-up is also mad as hell with the band pulling no punches. Brick Bath is Black label Society meets Pantera meets Godsmack meets Crowbar. There are some restrained moments on American Currency too, but the bulk of the material is comprised of angry musical jabs at the listener and beyond. To the band's credit main man Eric Meyer squeezes the life out of his six strings and never shies away from wailing and soloing to his heart's delight. The vocals too are gruff and thrashing. The album's best moments are the opener title track, the Exodus-ish No Mercy and the molten Don't Provoke. In contrast, Memories (spelt Memeories on the back cover!) is slower and mixes a Crowbar crunch with a BLS-like screech. Can you say Pantera? She Had To is repetitious, while Down Are The Ways can be offbeat like a more gruff Voivod-meets-Incubus before proceeding to thrash again. The silly Back Street Boy-ish singing on Dollar $ign$ can possibly be attributed to an inferred female whining and can be discounted. The album grows on the listener, yet what is clear from the start is the Brick Bath's copious and dominant guitar presence. - Ali "The Metallian"




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