"I wasn't sure what to expect from this tape release. (The review copy I had was on a CDr.) I was sure this was some sort of goth/alternative rock type of thing, what with the rather cutesy title and everything. But this turned out to be another well-done dark-ambient piece.
The first track reminds me of "Bad Jack" by Intrinsic Action except spacier and with a nice synth drone at the end. By the second track the Intrinsic Action influence continues with some hint of Brighter Death Now. There is quite a bit of reverb and delay on the vocals.
Side two and the long piece "the Lizard Lord" (whatever they're talking about here) sounds a little messed up as though they hiked it up a bit in the red. No matter, there's quite a bit of interesting metallic clatter here, followed by a drum-machine interlude. The final track "Ripping" is almost uplifting in a very foreboding way.
Poison Tongue could very well fit in with much of Cold Meat Industry's material. It's definitely not bad for a debut (at least I think it's their first tape.) For all you gravediggers and crypt-kickers out there having an appropriately Black Christmas..."
Lawrence J. Patti