what do i have to look forward 2 these days?
i sit alone in a darkened room
spinning in a spinny chair waiting for death to encroach
aRE we not Impressed??????????????
There are just about only 2 bands i care about these days:
1) death grips
And to me, DG & nails are almost 2 sides of the same coin.
Both are putting out some of the most extreme, unhinged music of our time.
Death Grips does it with 808s, synths & Zach Hill.
Nails does it with guitars.
So for me, a new album from either group is a big deal.
I don’t look forward to much these days since my wife Diane died in that horrible barn fire
When I first heard nails had a new album I just about shit my pants on the spot
thank god for adult diapers
when i got the news i lost my mind and wound up driving my car through a mall
fortunately for me, my car was stopped by a pile of cardigans at the gap kids
try telling that to the judge though
now i have to spend 300 hours “giving back to the community”
doesn’t he know what i’m going through?????????????????????????????
so nails’ new album is coming out and that’s something we should all be very excited about
no…it’s damn good
it’s 3 out of 5 good
it’s definitely different from “unsilent death” though
it still feels like NAILS
songs are intense, violent thrusts hammering down onto your chest
the vocals are indecipherable
(as they should be)
lyrics…i don’t really care what the lyrics are
it is still an exercise in extremity
the production is clearer
but “unsilent death” was clearer than “obscene humanity”
so that doesn’t mean fucking much
at least now you can actually make out actual notes in the songs
the sound overall is still punishing
i’m about to say something “controversial” here
the punishing sound of “nails” has less to do with the guitar tone and far more to do with the drums
and to be honest, after spending few hours with abandon all life
i now kind of…prefer…the…sound…of…earlier…nails…albums
come at me, h8rs
dear lord what have u done 2 us kurt ballou????
that sounds bad i know
good thing this is nails though
so we still get a recording that does not sound like robots
more importantly the drums sound like drums
overall i feel this is gonna be the album where nails is gonna start losing fans
there’s a marked difference in sound
shitty production aside
maybe it’s me, but there’s more…i don’t know…grindcore influence overall?
i would have never called nails a “powerviolence” band to begin with
but there’s even less of that noweven the “hardcore” influence is dropping off
it seems like with songs like “god’s cold hands” there’s a definite effort to “build songs”
i can really see a lot of people being turned off once they begin digging into this album
the last track even breaks 5 minutes, guys
what is going on, todd jones??????
regardless of genres, abandon all life is still an excellent listen
and as meaty as this delicious sandwich