Down I Go
Gods


4.5
superb

Review

by BroManCaptainGuySirDylan USER (19 Reviews)
November 10th, 2011 | 14 replies | 6,440 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: WE ARE BUILDING A WALL.

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

Down I Go are certainly hard to categorize by genre. The label of ‘Post-Hardcore’ gets thrown around perhaps too often these days and Down I Go aren’t certainly ones to fit correctly into it. If Post Hardcore is a set of different shaped toy blocks with their corresponding shaped slots, then Down I Go are forcibly inserting the circle block into the square hole. With their music so bizarre and lighthearted, yet structured and coarse can make them somewhat of a contradiction.

Paradoxes aside, ‘Gods’ certainly doesn’t sound like much else that’s been heard before, but it definitely succeeds in being engaging and listenable. Opening track of ‘Demeter’ features the band’s overall sound, including their distinctive guitar riffs as well as the throaty, gravely vocals to accompany them. A defining vocal point on the EP is during the last minute of ‘Demeter’ where an ever so charming British accent shines through whilst singing in repetition:

“Trapped living with Hades, stuck in the underworld, curse the pomegranate, it’s winter forever.”

This is second only to the almost falsetto like singing found on ‘Atlas’ which emphasizes the playfulness of the record and shows that Down I Go like to have a bit of fun whilst breaking boundaries. This is also justified by the bands showcase of unique instrumentation, subtlety hidden throughout (the saxophone outro of ‘Poseidon’ comes to mind).

The only fault to be found on the whole EP is that it’s over all too quickly. Four tracks aren’t very much to go on, as enjoyable as they are, and the 15 minute runtime can make the listener feel somewhat undernourished. However, despite that small flaw, ‘Gods’ is an incredible EP that delivers on imaginative lyrics and themes, expert musicianship as well as plenty of room for genre experimentation. To give synopsis to my thoughts: This EP is awesome and you should listen to it. Right now.

“Have mercy! Please spare us! Help us get back to shore!”



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InFiction
November 10th 2011



3646 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Just a quick write-up.
But seriously Sputnik, this is amazing.

jrowa001
November 10th 2011



8750 Comments


Tyrant is a great album. this Ep mustve flew under my radar because i am a fan of this band. good review, ill get this soon

North0House2
November 10th 2011



5840 Comments


I'll have to check this out.

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Dummit
November 10th 2011



349 Comments


forgot i got this a few days ago. thanks for reminding me.

tyrant rules as well.

dcha
November 10th 2011



990 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Listen to it here. http://shelsmusic.bandcamp.com/album/gods

PeteDIG
November 11th 2011



1 Comments


Thanks for the kind words, guys. Really glad you like it.

dcha
November 11th 2011



990 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Petey!!! You lot have really outdone yourselves.

accompliceofmydeath
November 13th 2011



4193 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Reminds me of Coalesce mixed with noise rock. Pretty sick combo.

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Torii
November 15th 2011



812 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is tits. Sputnik, give it a listen.

guitarnater
November 29th 2011



917 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Oh, and the music video for Poseidon is probably the most entertaining thing you'll encounter this month.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud6qGFH6pjE

dcha
November 29th 2011



990 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Fuck my mom, Based Gods.

Sevhead
July 19th 2012



569 Comments

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Whadja say, The Contortionist? Fuckdat, this is better.

Dunpeal
October 6th 2012



3643 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ya ya ya ya man this is gewd

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InbredJed
November 11th 2013



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gonna get on dis



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