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|HORSE the Ranking|
In honor of the show on Saturday, I have been listening to a lot of HtheB and figured now is a good time to rank their albums.
|7||HORSE the band|
Secret Rhythm of the Universe
I've only actually heard this once and the site average (2.4) accurately conveys my feelings about it. I haven't even rated it nor do I have any favorite tracks.
|6||HORSE the band|
Beautiful Songs By Men
This one and their first LP are both similar in quality... not so good, man. They progressed a lot over the 10 years between this and Desperate Living.
|5||HORSE the band|
HORSE + Pizza = Tasty. So, yeah, this is an EP themed around pizza. Not that anyone should take HtheB entirely seriously, but this is as silly as it gets.
Favorite tracks: The one about the pizza.
|4||HORSE the band|
The Mechanical Hand
Not the best, but still some quality songs. Pretty similar to R. Borlax in sound but not in execution, imo.
Favorite Tracks: Birdo, A Million Exploding Suns... honestly don't listen to this one as much.
|3||HORSE the band|
A Natural Death
This was my intro to HORSE. This album is really inconsistent, but Murder is easily a contender for best HORSE song- I can't say enough about how perfectly the keyboard fits into such a harsh sound without being overbearing; the build up and breakdowns rule and the lyrics are just awesome.
Favorite Tracks: Murder, Face of Bear, Sex Raptor (ohh yeah, baby), The Red Tornado, I Think We Are Both Suffering From the Same Crushing Metaphysical Crisis.
|2||HORSE the band|
Classic HORSE. This is were they found their footing but also probably where people started writing them off as a gimmick band. On one hand, the band sort of asked for being pigeonholed by presenting such an 8-bit heavy sound and even a direct Power Glove reference (looking at you, Cutsman). On the other hand, this is waaaay deeper than blips and bloops (see Pol's Voice).
Favorite tracks: Seven Tentacles And Eight Flames, Cutsman, Bunnies, Handsome Shoved His Gloves, Pol's Voice.
|1||HORSE the band|
The holy grail of all things HORSE. This is pretty much perfect from start to finish with a slight lull in the middle. This album is a goddamn gem in metalcore. You won't find anything quite like it even in HORSE's previous work. The songwriting is sharp, the production is perfect and shows the band at their peak.
Favorite tracks: Cloudwalker, The Failure of All Things, HORSE the song, Between the Trees, Big Business, Rape Escape (that fucking insane piano piece fits so well) and Arrive. So yeah, basically the whole album fucking rules.
|1! 2! 3! H! THE! B!|
Where my horse heads at???
|1 is probably my most played album honestly |
well top 3 for sure
|Need to relisten to Desperate Living. Are they still a band?|
|mechanical hand is still my fave i think|
|They start touring next week and played some dates last year. I see them in PHX on Saturday. Really hoping they will put out another album.|
|man i totally forgot about this band, throw them in with The Locusts, Genghis Tron, and Daughters..|
|i would say the mechanical hand is a very very close 2nd. but yeah desperate living is king.|
|That album just never did a lot for me as a whole. I do like it, just not as much. What are your favorite tracks from it, Kris?|
|house of boo, a million exploding suns, taken by vultures, lord gold throneroom, and birdo all fuckin rip dude|
|I do like Lord Gold Throneroom, can't recall Taken by Vultures, so I'll have to revisit it.|
|yeah 1 is a straight classic |
|Seems well loved around here, but definitely deserves broader attention.|
|i honestly didn't realize how satirical it was until i revisited it recently, i was actually laughing out loud |
|It still baffles me, that a self-described 'nintendocore' band is actually well regarded on this site. Amazing. I really like them, I just can't believe they went down so well on this site.|
|Site's a fucking wildcard. I listened to those recs, Kris and they were all good. I'd totally forgotten about House of Boo.|
|2 MORE DAYS. I WANT MERCH.|