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CRITIC'S CHOICE

Brutal Juice, with Neurosis and GWAR, Sunday, November 19, at the Ogden Theatre, is not what you'd call a good date band: The name of the quintet's debut for the Interscope imprint--Mutilation Makes Identification Difficult--provides a fairly accurate indication of their not-so-tender sensibilities. The disc is filled with secretion-spattered lyrics that, depending upon your worldview, will either amuse or repulse you. Its sound, however, is less open to interpretation: The tunes are hard, loud and nasty in roughly equal measure. Those of you who believe that noise annoys are advised to stay away.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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