16 / Bridges To Burn
Album: Bridges To Burn   Collection:General
Artist:16   Added:Feb 2009
Label:Relapse Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-02-22 Pull Date: 2009-04-26 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Apr 19 Apr 5 Mar 22 Mar 15 Mar 8 Mar 1
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 02, 2016: Everything A to Z week 41
Thrown In The Towel
4. Mar 21, 2009: Mini-Bloodstains Across Your Schnoz
Broken Down
2. Apr 16, 2009: Epiphany of Bloodstains
Broken Down
5. Mar 14, 2009: Bloodstains Across Atherton - Drepe de Bernie Madhoff og Jim Kramer
Skin & Bones
3. Apr 04, 2009: Bloodstains Across Atherton - Nicht Religions Adverts
6. Mar 11, 2009: The Heart of KZSU
Thrown In The Towel

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2009-02-19
Loud-ass, angry as hell, confrontation doom ridin’ sludge metal. Although the sludge content that’s present – it’s not always super slow. 16’s been around since the early 90’s – creating a sound likely inspired by bands such as Unsane, (early) Helmet & maybe even a bit of NYHC. In all, a bunch of catchy but nihilistic numbers that don’t have time for fuckin’ around with ‘playing nice’. Having just seen them live, they did exactly that.

(((1)))) Lo-fi intro, downtuned then jams out rather fast & infectious.
(((((2)))) Steady, fierce and riffy.
((((3)))) Heavy, stoner-rock-ish riffs mixed with “you’re fuckin’ doomed & so am I” vocals.
(((4))) Sabbathy riffage, suicidal lyrics but kinda flat vocals.
(((((5))))) Slow NYHC-like vocals mixed with simple but extremely effective sludge metal riffs.
(((6))) Straight-ahead basic riffs and approach. Very mid-90s sludge metal sound.
((((7)))) TOO MANY FCCS-AVOID! (Seriously there’s about 10 of ‘em). Too bad ‘cause this song is pretty damn rulin’.
((((8)))) Drum/guitar-based structure with a Melvins-like sound, with a good balance of space between notes vs. straight rockin’ out near the end.
(((((9)))) Whoa! If tough guy hardcore/metalcore” could actually sound honest and real it would strive to be like this ‘un.
(((10))) Feedback, open E chords with a twist, very direct structure and barebones, sludge metal/rawk.
((((11)))) Slow intro, good build up with some interesting variations in vocals & riffs.
((((12)))) Riffy, loud vocals, lyrically there’s equally hate towards himself and his pro- or antagonist.

Track Listing
1. Thrown In The Towel   7. Monday Bloody Monday
2. Skin & Bones   8. Permanent Good One
3. Me & My Shadow   9. Broken Down
4. Man Interrupted   10. Thorn In Your Side
5. Flake   11. What Went Wrong?
6. You Let Me Down (Again)   12. Missed The Boat