More than 4 years have elapsed since Unholy Two’s ‘Talk About Hardcore’ rendered what was left of the nation’s alleged “noise-rock” milieu as obsolete as the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Though naive, feeble competitors struggled to keep up during that period, Unholy Two instead retreated to their Columbus, OH compound where the exhaustive attempts to top a universally-acknowledged masterpiece began.
Nearly 51 months (and hundreds of dollars) later, the duo ofChris Lutzko and Kellie Morgan-Lutzko have re-emerged with the 3rd Unholy Two album, ‘The Pleasure To End All Pleasures’. Putting the O NO in “monolithic”, the Lutzkos have made zero concession to past or present notions of rock, underground or otherwise. With scattered allusions to some of history’s most malignant figures (Peter Kurten in the album title, Chris Benoit in “Master Of The Crossface”, the Rev. Jim Jones in “Let The Night Road”, Godsmack in “Woodstock ’99”), the two guitar onslaught sounds closer to two hundred. The end result is nothing short of musical obliteration and the most fully realized documentation of this band’s nightmare vision.
released September 7, 2018
Produced by Zac Szymusiak + The Wa$hington Beach Ripper
Recorded by Zac Szymusiak + HOR$E
Mastered by Matthew Barnhart at Chicago Mastering Service
supported by 7 fans who also own “The Pleasure To End All Pleasures”
It’s refreshing. They are a solid Punk band who’s not afraid to make people dance. Special Interest understands that PunkRock and Disco are the best lovers. The Passion Of is passionate sh*tkickers making great sounds with a spirt of genuine activism. It’s on my top 5 releases of 2020. DxNxxL
supported by 6 fans who also own “The Pleasure To End All Pleasures”
Holy cow, I don't think many bands trying to create the darkest sound possible could come close to how angry and bereft this record is. The lyrics are killer too, and the vocalist deserves huge props for the livid (and sharply enunciated) delivery. I think I cut my hand on Shame just clicking play! pinkytheent