For their blistering Relapse debut Til The Livin' End, Seattle thrash punks Zeke reunite with hometown grunge guru Jack Endino. Though they're working as a trio after jettisoning Sonny Riggs III, they still deliver a mighty wallop. Zeke occasionally shift down here from their usual Motörhead-on-crack clip to a slightly slower stoner rock thud; however, the album's 15 brutal workouts still clock in at just over 30 minutes. There's a limited edition version of the disc, packaged with a bonus DVD that contains amateur video documents of some unusually dull recent performances, but none of them come close to the beer-soaked confrontational excitement of one of Zeke's notorious Texas showdowns.
Maybe Zeke were saving themselves for their Black Halos duel at Lee's Palace Tuesday (November 9).