Fudge Tunnel – The Complicated Futility Of Ignorance – Cassette
The Complicated Futility of Ignorance is an album by the British alternative metal band Fudge Tunnel. Released in 1994, this album represents Fudge Tunnel’s blend of alternative rock and metal elements.
Fudge Tunnel was known for their unique sound that combined heavy riffs with a sludgy and grungy sensibility. The Complicated Futility of Ignorance showcases the band’s ability to create a sonic landscape that’s both heavy and introspective.
The final release from Fudge Tunnel, Complicated Futility of Ignorance comes off like a modern, slightly mechanized Motorhead, comparable to late Prong perhaps, but more dynamic and without any of the industrial gimmicks.
The album’s title, The Complicated Futility of Ignorance, is a contemplation of the complexities and challenges of life and human nature. Fudge Tunnel’s lyrics often explored themes of disillusionment, introspection, and societal critique.
This record drips with the blood of calloused hands shredded in an attempt to extricate every ounce of heaviness from the many angular and distorted guitar riffs. Not one to ever hold back, guitarist/vocalist Alex Newport leads his band (that also includes David Riley on bass and Adrian Parkin on drums) through one relentless and violent metal groove-fest after another.
While Fudge Tunnel might not have achieved mainstream success, The Complicated Futility of Ignorance remains a noteworthy release for fans of alternative and heavy music. The album’s fusion of aggression and introspection contributes to its appeal among listeners who appreciate the darker and more thought-provoking side of alternative metal.
The quality is consistant throughout this recording, but the doom-inflected “Six Eight” and the ruthless opener “Random Acts of Cruelty” are subtle standouts. Fans of sludgy, extreme metal not yet familiar with the influential Fudge Tunnel would do well to acquaint themselves with Complicated Futility of Ignorance, perhaps the best of this group’s many fine offerings.
Earache Records 1994
Brand new, never played and still in the factory plastic
Random Acts Of Cruelty
The Joy Of Irony
Find Your Fortune
Suffering Makes Great Stories
Circle Of Friends, Circle Of Trends
Rudge With A G