September 22nd, 2022, 09:21 PM
Weekend break, see y'all Monday
September 22nd, 2022, 09:15 PM
September 22nd, 2022, 09:14 PM
Lorna Shore - To the Hellfire
I went to a modern art museum once and saw a full room display of hay and literal horse $%#! smeared all over the wall.
Of course I thought it was stupid, but me being me I reflected on it for a while anyway, and over time I came to terms with it.
This song is sort of like that, except I enjoyed it out the gate.
Took a while to decide that I enjoyed it in more than a category 6 sort of way. It's first and foremost a presentation. This guy's absolutely outlandish vocals. An absurd level of overproduction that could only fly on a label like Century Media or Nuclear Blast. There's a song buried beneath it all that I really dig, especially with the synth, but this is just... I have never heard anything quite like this before. I don't have points to compare it to. I've heard deathcore, albeit not much, but nothing remotely this... it's like overproduction as an artform. I actually googled "overproduction in metal" because I figured I'm using the term fundamentally wrong if I'm stating it as a good thing, but in the first discussion thread that popped up people were citing Lorna Shore as a primary example. XD
I dunno, bigger labels in the industry definitely sap the organic life force out of music in pursuit of an ever more polished, 'perfect' sound, but nothing about this song has any business sounding organic in the first place. I don't want to hear it pre-production. It probably sounds like crap. I'm mesmerized by how far they were able to push the envelope on manipulating it into something inhuman.
Man the winner in this category swapped places two dozen times and Mg?a had it for ages, but I can't get over how much of a sick twisted spectacle this is. I don't think I'm going to be listening to them outside of this walrus, but right here right now this is the showpiece to culminate a category defined by excess.
This also had the best youtube comment I read doing my walrus:
Man… when he says “🦁🐽🦁🐽🦁🐽🦁” it really spoke to me. Ya know?
salsa cat up next glgl
September 22nd, 2022, 09:07 PM
Mgła - Exercises in Futility V
I have picked up (pirated; don't give these assholes money) every Mgła release I know of since they started dropping EPs, but I've never actually given any of them more than a once over. It just worked out that way. Sometimes bands I'm constantly told to listen to fall through the cracks. The mood this sets is great. It feels pretty well rooted in eastern European bm tradition--that rhythm-driven mid-tempo plod--but with a polish that had me thinking a little further west. The way the drummer keeps going ham on the cymbals gives me a tangible hook to stay invested through the trance. This is... one of my favorite styles of black metal presented flawlessly, and the album's now sitting at the top of things I need to listen to more when I'm done walrusing.
September 22nd, 2022, 09:02 PM
Soul Glo - GODBLESSYALLREALGOOD
I love everything about this in every possible way but the trap section is when my headset hits max volume. hahahahaha this goes so $%#!ing hard in so many different directions. I love how the vox never let off the gas at the moments I conventionally expect them to. I secretly wanted a couple nu metal subs but I never envisioned it with equal doses hardcore punk and hip-hop. Instant bandcamp pick-up and I can't wait to spin it when I'm done here.