|Mute Socialite / More Popular Than Presidents And Generals|
|Add Date:||2008-07-13|| ||Pull Date:||2008-09-14|| |
|Week Ending:||31 Aug||24 Aug||17 Aug||10 Aug||3 Aug||27 Jul||20 Jul|
Punk/metal instrumental band led by Moe! Staiano, with fast scribbly guitar, ten-ton bass, and TWO drummers. Rapid-fire, agile pieces, a slashing noisy attack with thickly dissonant chords. A sense of abandon but played with precision. Solid, crisp rhythms and speedy riffs -- so you can rock out *and* enjoy your brutal harsh noise all at once. It's maybe like an instrumental XBXRX ... but I'm sure there are better comparisons out there in the world of hard prog/metal.|
The skeleton of prog's multifaceted writing, the blood of 150-degree speed metal, the overcaffeinated nerves of well executed punk rock.
1- Fast, a bit dizzying, with a stomp-stomp beat. Awesome bass twiddling in the first minute.
2- Fast and shredding: Hummable, in a dissonant, chaotic way. Downshifts for a nifty fast-driven segment later
3- A slow-grinding burn, dark and spooky.
4- Big booming crash-beat, mid/fast, head-bobbin'. Lotta scribbly guitar and some "calmer" avant-noise breaks.
5- Low-key interlude
6- Ghostly lingering w/fast clock-ticking beat; hard-crash guitar/drums. Later, some catchy melody, before plunging into fuzzy noise.
7- Danceably strong beat, almost new wave keyboard sounds. Crazed babble near the end.
8- Hard-pulsing brutality, fast. A cover of the band Massacre!
9- Slow, heavy, dissonant.
10- Midtempo, almost conventional rock-sounding
11/12 - Distant guitar noodling, then hard-driven mid/fast stuff, a nice intense conclusion to the album.