Genre: Noise Rock
For this post I chose the demo of one of Mick Barr’s earliest bands, Or Rathol Nok. I got to see two of his previous bands before I saw the one show he did under this moniker in 1995 and it wasn’t until this band that his guitar playing started going in the direction that he’s now taking it in projects like Orthrelm, Octis and the black metal band Krallice. So if you are a fan of any of his stuff then it’s a pretty interesting listen. You can hear the beginnings of the style of noodly, ADD addled guitar playing that Mick is known for. It’s much more traditionally structured than anything else he’s done since then, so if you are a fan of Krallice but have a hard time listening to his other projects, don’t despair, it’s much more accessible. Jeff Caxide, a founding member of both Isis and Red Sparowes, plays bass on this recording as well.