MFA Alum Tristan Shone (aka Author & Punisher) in review

Author & Punisher seek big melodies on new album

By Jeff Terich for the San Diego CityBeat on June 11, 2013

some of the most crushing sounds of the last half-decade have come from local noisemaker Tristan Shone, aka one-man industrial-metal act Author & Punisher

San Diego, unlike Tampa, Savannah or the Bay Area, rarely gets much mileage from its metal cred, despite having bred some diverse and influential heavy acts over the years...Yet some of the most crushing sounds of the last half-decade have come from local noisemaker Tristan Shone, aka one-man industrial-metal act Author & Punisher. On his 2010 debut Drone Machines, he put his titular inventions to use, his home-made crafts acting as a vessel for dense, mechanical doom metal, which grew even more refined on 2012's Ursus Americanus...On his third album Women and Children, released June 11 via Seventh Rule, Shone maintains his commitment to dark, terrifying heaviness, yet he widens his scope to allow meatier hooks and more accessible melodies into his fearsome murk. Not that Author & Punisher has gone pop—far from it—but Women and Children invites in more layers of nuance and approachability, which counterbalance its menace nicely.

Read more at: http://www.sdcitybeat.com/sandiego/article-11875-author-punisher-seek.html

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For more on Author & Punisher, please visit:
http://www.authorandpunisher.com/

Image courtesy of Artist MFA Alum Tristan Shone
and the San Diego CityBeat.