^^^kind of cliched-sounding now that I'm reading that back. I'm no writer but I just want to make this one sound cool. because it is!
― (⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Sunday, 24 July 2011 00:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
also doing a bit of a disservice to focus on the guitar noise. it's the most novel aspect the band has going for it but hardly the only thing worth writing about. the drumming is particularly strong and always compliments the action here.
also a fan of the vox. often trading off between low growls and high shrieks but always with a ton of reverb on top. some delay effects here-and-there as well. struggling to think of a comparison... maybe incantation for the lower growls? that doesn't quite get at it but they are similarly atmospheric.
and, in general, there are nods to black metal but nothing too overt. I personally appreciate that they don't overdo it. lots of newer hardcore bands blending in bm can strike me as ham-fisted. but I'm cool with the occasional frostbitten riff which is what we have right here.
― (⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Sunday, 24 July 2011 01:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
So what's this about Shane from Phobia being "the Ike Turner of grindcore" (according to ANb's Jay Randall)?
― wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 17:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
From the ANb Twitter account: ""Shane Phobia is the Ike Turner of grindcore, long history of beating girls up when he's drunk and if you think that's cool -we ain't... Gave Shane Phobia plenty of time to figure out what he and his brother owed us and to stop bootleggin'/selling our shit on ebay -times up!...Shane Phobia went ahead with doing ANB merch without working a deal with us first and has I guess sold it for years now without paying us a dime... So glad I've been unknowingly contributing to this fuckin' piece of shit crust punks beer fund for years now -fuck Shane Phobia."
― wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 17:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
no idea who that is, but I laughed several times while reading it
― rockapads, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 21:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
― bear, bear, bear, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 08:58 (1 year ago) Permalink