Duck Duck Goose
Noise, Noise and More Noise


4.5
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Review

by Connor Welsh USER (13 Reviews)
April 29th, 2010 | 19 replies | 10,106 views


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Finally, a "-core" album that lives up to it's own name.

4 of 4 thought this review was well written

Duck Duck Goose’s (DDG) Noise, Noise, and More Noise is, in some ways, more straightforward than you might expect, given their notoriously loopy math-infused style of post hardcore. For one, while the album title is seemingly nonsensical and extraneous, it actually says a lot about the nature of the band: they’re a bunch of noisy guys, making some noisy tunes. Don’t, however, mistake “noisy” for “bad,” as DDG will take you on a bouncy, chaotic ride you may just enjoy.

Starting from the very beginning of “Brother John’s Revenge,” and ending at the last second of “Sgt. Slaughter,” DDG create an intense sound, packed to the brim with punchy drums, visceral screams (or something like screams) and, the most important aspect of this album, blaring and just straight-up loud guitars.

The drums, while lacking the usual flare for the flam-rolls and speedy double bass which has become a staple in most math-core albums, are still a strong base for the album. Reaching their high points in the oddly-timed introduction to “Boy Oh Boy, I Ain’t No Wiz Kid,” and the well-placed rolls in “Stow After the Bar,” they remain interesting, but never really reach out and grab your attention, as they are almost always accompanied with some form of bizarre guitar affect or shrill vocals with strange lyrics. In this manner, the drums function as an enormous canvas for the whole album, letting the guitar and bass work upon them as they wish, while the vocals ice the cake.

Speaking of vocals, they’re one of the most unique things about the band. Constantly blending a high scream with a half-whine half-sing and a little bit of talking, they take just a little bit of getting used to. Reaching a brilliant low on the groovy “Red, I Don’t Have Time for This” and ear-splitting highs on “Wiz Kid,” Noise’s various screams and shouts are anything but monotonous. The one thing that seems almost missing from the album are any form of pure clean vocals, which are encountered only in the minute-long acoustic bonus track at the end of, “The Wonderful Wizard of LSD.” The diverse vocals find their match lyrically, with bizarre passages and sing-a-long choruses which, although not completely nonsensical, don’t make much sense out of context (“That old shmuck just pressed his luck,” appearing in the closing mosh-friendly segment of “Brother John’s Revenge,” or the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory references in “The Wonderful Wizard.”) The lyrics, however, don’t always work in favor with the album. A prime example of this being the closing breakdown to “Sgt. Slaughter,” featuring the almost painful repetition of “I’ll spray my gun on you all,” which really kills the mood set by the effect-laden heaviness.

And this brings us to the guitars"easily stealing the show in Noise, the guitars prove to be the single most chaotic thing about this album. From the highly contrasting “Brother John’s Revenge” to the fast-paced maelstrom of “The Wonderful Wizard,” they grab your attention by the throat and shake it about until it’s no longer breathing. At times, they intentionally collide and crash into each other, while, at other times, they harmonize beautifully, creating groove-laden riffage which you can’t help but tap your foot to. All while spastically shredding and rolling into new various time signatures and crazy effects"“Sgt. Slaughter” showcasing this excellently, with an ambient delayed interlude right before launching into a breakdown to saturated with effects and “brutality” featured infrequently throughout the rest of the album.

Chaotic, insane, intense, bi-polar and heavy are all valid words to describe Duck Duck Goose’s Noise, Noise, and More Noise. Catchy, melodic and fun are also strong words to qualify Noise as one of the best, if not shortest math-core albums I’ve ever come across.



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sspedding
April 29th 2010



4751 Comments


excellent review.

Rationalist
April 29th 2010



880 Comments


Duck Duck Goose’s (DDG) Noise, Noise, and More Noise is, in some ways, more straightforward than you might expect, given their notoriously loopy math-infused style of post hardcore.

Win. Pos.

mmfarva
April 29th 2010



1352 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Really good review. I never listened to this enough to form an opinion.

assage
April 29th 2010



92 Comments


duck

SrightryEpic
April 29th 2010



1195 Comments


duck

xxKillWithASmile
April 29th 2010



240 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Goose?
Also thanks a lot guys!

asaf
April 29th 2010



885 Comments


when i see that title and cover and read about it, it sounds like a lightweight version of the locust.... if this is anything like look what i did's "minutemen for the moment" I am so in... can anybody weigh in their insight??

xxKillWithASmile
April 29th 2010



240 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Its kinda similar to Look What I Did, but with more harsh vocals. I don't particularly enoy LWID do its hard for me to say.

dcha
June 24th 2010



990 Comments


Sounds a bit too much like HHLL for me. HHLL had some really good stuff.

xxKillWithASmile
June 24th 2010



240 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

It is a little bit like something you'd find on ...Fuck It?!? or Courtside Seats, which makes sense cause these guys are pretty close with HHLL as friends and as suppoting acts. Noise is just vastly more mathy and fun.

xxKillWithASmile
July 11th 2010



240 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

It's really my jam, but Wonderful Wizard and Wiz Kid are the two best tracks on the album, in my opinion.
I was also completely stoked when they took part of the acoustic track from Wonderful Wizard and put it in Cosmic Kidd Nappers from Off Yourself.

RubberDucky
July 12th 2010



221 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

5'd for the band name

RebelWithoutApplause
August 14th 2010



220 Comments


Reminds me of the Blood Brothers but I find these guys much more entertaining.

RubberDucky
April 30th 2011



221 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

bump

xxKillWithASmile
May 4th 2011



240 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I do love me some Burn, Piano Island, but there's just something about this album that keeps me coming back.

J0ckstrapsFTW
February 8th 2012



3652 Comments


Fuck the previews blow on itunes

dylanjones42
March 24th 2012



179 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I forgot how much I liked this. Pretty heavy/catchy stuff with some pretty neat grooves. And short enough with enough crazy changes to keep the thing from getting too boring. Sounds like a crazy bastard child of the Jonbenet and the Blood Brothers.

EaglesBecomeVultures
May 30th 2013



5192 Comments


will check

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Shimana
July 29th 2013



540 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Dat willy wonka reference

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