Label: Holy Roar Records - HRR109V • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Stoner Rock, Punk, Hard Rock
But it's also fun: In terms of pure chugging rock'n'roll, it sits comfortably next to Torche and Baroness. Far lesser songs have had titles like "Fuzzbang"-- tracks that are all power and no substance. This song actually says something substantial, addressing ignorance in certain sects of Christianity and the neverending, painful churn of everyday life. With, yes, a fuzzed out guitar, frontman Ryan Patterson sells the message with a killer opening guitar solo, which is the core of the track.
He sings about the "end of days" in the chorus, but Patterson, bassist Kayhan Vaziri, and drummer Carter Wilson let their instruments soar with the kind of hopeful, anthemic melody that's more aesthetically fitting of Nisam Anđeo Ja - Various - City Records Bruce Springsteen song.
In less than four minutes, with a couple of false endings thrown in for good measure, they pair lyrics that plead for change with an unstoppable hook. It's a ridiculously fun-sounding song, albeit one with a bruised spirit. It's a ridiculously solid way to end an album, and it's also the bow that wraps up the LP's thematic territory. Sometimes, the material is more commonplace than it may suggest on its hard rock surface.
When Patterson sings "we'll disappear from sight" in the album's opening track, he's actually stressing the importance of holding on to happy memories. Hell, "Everything in Glass" is a love song. He's tempted by the world's evils, but when she comes around, everything is clearer. And when he sings about her, the music sounds a little brighter.
Naturally, they cover substantially heavier and more existential themes, too. Most prominently: the inevitability of death, the Everything In Glass - Coliseum - Sister Faith of faith, and what it means to be alive when everything will eventually come to an end.
While every other song on the album ramps up both feedback and power, "Love Under Will" smolders. Patterson's growl is tempered, there's more room between each drum hit, and everything is marked by more echo and empty Everything In Glass - Coliseum - Sister Faith. Again, though, this is the same band who recorded that unstoppable riff in "Fuzzbang"-- not everything here is a grim rumination on life and death.
It's about witchcraft-wielding punk rockers "with the black jeans and the black t-shirts" whose power somehow derives from "decades of sweat from punks unheard. In terms of chugging rock'n'roll, the album sits comfortably next to Torche and Baroness, not to mention the work of their producer J.
It was recorded in Robbins' Magpie Cage studio in Baltimore, and the album smacks of Jawbox ' knack for pairing guitars-- a distorted low end with a crisp upper register. It's a sound they do really well, almost to a fault. At times, Support - Orgatanatos - Advanced songs go on for a bit too long. A bigger obstacle is their lack of variety-- "Love Under Will" is the only significant gear shift in the LP's 13 tracks.
But ultimately, these complaints are for an album packed with huge hooks, which all sound great when you play them really loud. You don't want this band to slow down. Skip to content Search query All Results.
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