Harvey Milk: Review On Exclaim!

The indie music hotbed that was Athens, GA spawned many high-profile bands over the decades, though Harvey Milk were underappreciated and misunderstood. Their first full-length release was 1994's My Love Is Higher Than Your Assessment of What My Love Could Be, but before that, they recorded an album's worth of material with Shellac's Bob Weston in Chicago intended as their debut on 227 Records that was shelved inexplicably. Illegal copies have floated around the Internet for years, but now Hydra Head has stepped in and remastered the whole shebang for maximum gravity. Never formally tagged as a "metal band," "Plastic Eggs" and "My Father's Life" dredge the doom as ably as Reverend Bizarre and old Morgion, with vocalist/bassist Creston Spiers using his hangdog vocals like a dying coyote.