LWP 9 - Songs of Innocence and Experience Part 4
My first impression here was that this sounded like Neurosis fronted by Chris Martin. It's not bad, although I don't like the singer's whine and it's not really up to Neurosis or Tool standards. But these guys certainly give it their best shot, and it's an enjoyable listen throughout it's 7 minutes something.
Like many songs, it's vaguely about sex and violence, but mostly about bad poetry.
OK...is it just me or does this guy sound like Elmer Fudd a bit? Despite the image of Fudd in bondage gear it summons, I like the song, especially when it breaks into the Japanese drum team/Beatles orchestra overdrive bit. Pretty well captures an extremely bad acid trip's vibe.
This is quite Toolesque. I wish it just rocked out a bit more, and was a lot shorter. What is it with long songs and this compilation?
I really really liked this song. Probably not appropriate for me to mention what sort of images kept springing to mind while listening to it. I liked how the man's voice was light and airy but the music was dark. "You kissed me and the wounds bled" - yes...very dramatic, but i like it.
Huh. This has a touch of The Matrix soundtrack about it, with the brooding baseline, whispered nonsense and especially the strings in the middle. And all without snapping into a frothing nu-metal fit, hooray. An excellent blend of gothic atmosphere and industrial rock.
Hello Martin Grech. You're really rather good when you want to be, aren't you.
I rather like the way this track somehow manages to synthesize both Trent Reznor and Jim Thirlwell's approaches to the industrial genre without ever really quite veering into pastiche. Works well, I feel.
A rare instance where nasty hippie "eastern" influences actually work in rock, this literally drones on in a very coherent and occasionally brilliant manner. I struggle to dislike it.
This is "Unholy" by Martin Grech, from his second album "Unholy" (my review of this album still graces Counterglow's front page). Grech was already noted for his startling rock-diva viocals, but this album plunged him into very murky waters indeed. It's disturbing, and really rather brilliant. Grech's vocal are uncharacteristically subdued on this track, but I thought it was one of his more accessible tracks.
15/6/06 by Funkodrom