Parlamentarisk Sodomi
Har Du Sagt A Far Du Si Nal


4.5
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Review

by John Anderton USER (27 Reviews)
June 25th, 2009 | 20 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: If I had to fight a tiger, I'd do it listening to this.

In the contest of strange band names, some contenders don’t even stand a chance. With Germany at the forefront, laying claim to such gems as Cock and Ball Torture (a curious predicament, their output is as detestable as their moniker), it is a blatant given that no (sane) person could be knowledgeable of all less than gloriously named bands. It is more dutiful, then, that the more self assuredly meritorious musical entrepreneur should, at the least, know the atrociously named bands that do the minimal aesthetic favor of at least producing good music. Enter Norwegian grind outfit, Parlamentarisk Sodomi. Guess at the translation, not the meaning. Probably a wasted effort, but worth a try. The band released Har Du Sagt "A" Får Du Si "Nal", their debut album, in early 2008.

Now, previous rants on aforementioned topics aside, the band is a one man Norwegian project putting out extremely groove based grind assault on the listener. It’s hard to imagine a more obscure description of a band; a lone man putting out short, spastic songs of an extremely volatile political social nature who almost never shows his face in public. The music, however, more than makes up for whatever alleged image there might be of the sole member. The end result is balls to the wall grind with no need for shiny production or unnecessary breakdowns and one hell of a vocal style.

Make no mistake; this album has a lot of energy. In all likelihood, any chance listener will find their self head-banging. The album is arranged in the standard million mile an hour ordeal, with pummeling riffs coming at the listener so fast it’s nigh upon impossible to keep up. Woven into the fiery siege of brutality is an uncompromising, unspeakably awesome sense of groove. Every single song is made to keep the listener’s head bobbing and fists raised high. Although the production isn’t professional, it certainly shines through where necessary. Everything is mixed equally, and that is to say, dirty. It gives the album a very visceral feel; the album ends up hitting even harder, sounding even more intense than it otherwise would.

The album is loaded with riffs that could beat an elephant to death and ironically maul a tiger. Parlamentarisk Sodomi has a knack for very groove oriented guitar lines, which the band ends up coordinating very well with simple extreme drum patterns. The riffs end up excelling at sounding louder than they should by drawing the listener’s attention from everything else. The only thing that draws the listener back into the whole experience is the very vitriolic output in the form of the band’s vocals. Let’s take a moment to approach this differently.

Make a sound like “Oo graaah!”
Now, make a sound like “DOo ah Doo aDooaoDoo!”

Without oversimplifying too much, take those noises, amplify them by a thousand, and imagine a Norwegian man grunting them extremely swiftly. That is, more or less, an exact description of what the vocals on Har Du Sagt "A" Får Du Si "Nal" sound like. The craziest part of it all is, for some reason, this unique delivery makes the lyrics, which are sung strictly in Norwegian, even more fun to listen to. While the listener may not be able to comprehend what is truly being said, they may make an attempt at sounding out the lyrics regardless.

The only fault with the album is that when it’s done, the listener is left wishing there was more to hear. Even though a standard grind release isn’t supposed to be very long, when it’s of such a high quality as this, exceptions can be made. It’s not like a Nasum length release is expected, but with music this good, 26 minutes just seems like not enough.

Anyone that finds themselves a fan of grind needs to get this album immediately.



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Essence
June 25th 2009


3585 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Actual album name used in review. Sputnik and its coding does not like crazy symbols. I have NO clue how to pronounce any of it.

fireaboveicebelow
June 25th 2009


6837 Comments


I hate cock and ball torture so much, almost as much as I don't hate this review, KUDOS I'm getting I guess since you'll make me do it anyway

Essence
June 25th 2009


3585 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Sorry, my other PC doesn't support MSN.

rasputin
June 25th 2009


14544 Comments


rulez

BallsToTheWall
June 25th 2009


44351 Comments


Good review. Norwegian mmmmmh. Grind semi mmmmmh.

Digging: Pharmakon - Abandon

Essence
June 26th 2009


3585 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Hmmm. Don't know if you'd like this Balls.

DBlitz
June 26th 2009


1690 Comments


good stuff

masterofcum
June 26th 2009


428 Comments


i dont understand any of this gibberish

rasputin
June 26th 2009


14544 Comments


Har Du Sagt A Far Du Si Na

Essence
June 26th 2009


3585 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Har Du Sagt "A" Får Du Si "Nal"

masterofcum
June 26th 2009


428 Comments


wat

Essence
June 26th 2009


3585 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Har Du Sagt "A" Får Du Si "Nal"

Meatplow
June 26th 2009


5524 Comments


I didn't realise someone reviewed this. Great album, it really hooked me from the beginning and i've listened to it many times since.

Wizard
August 9th 2009


19399 Comments


This sounds great dude. I don't know how I missed this review.

Neg!

Digging: Khonsu - Traveller

Essence
August 22nd 2009


3585 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Apparently this review is bad now.

Essence
September 8th 2009


3585 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah, I wrote this kind of hastily, and there was a decent amount of alcohol in my system. Oh well. It DOES sound like that.

Ulsufyring
September 8th 2009


1724 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i've heard this, it's pretty good
but fucking come on man

like

here

Make no mistake; this album has a lot of energy


don't need a fucking semicolon there or


The album is loaded with riffs that could beat an elephant to death and ironically maul a tiger

the fuck is that

and

Every single song is made to keep the listener’s head bobbing and fists raised high






Ulsufyring
September 8th 2009


1724 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

fine fine fine

eternium
March 12th 2011


16338 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This seriously needs to be checked out by more people.

RosaParks
May 19th 2012


14908 Comments


trve



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