Review Summary: Breakcore goes melodic.1 of 1 thought this review was well written
Gore*** is a one man electronic music project from the UK started in 2006. The person behind Gore*** is also the mastermind behind DSBM project Wounder, ambient project hana sumai and now defunct Thrash Metal project Beagle Puncher. Initially a “lolicore” (breakcore/speedcore with anime samples) project, Gore*** has experimented with other electronic music genres such as IDM, ambient, and dubstep throughout his career. His music is influenced by the likes of Akira Death, Bogdan Raczynski and DJ Shrapnel, which is very noticeable on this particular album.
This record is a turning point of sorts for Gore***. Prior to this album, his songs were mostly really loud and extremely fast speedcore anthems completely devoid of melody with anime samples, not unlike his peers. On this album, however, he stepped up his songwriting considerably. Innovations to his sound include an obvious focus on synth/piano melodies, more tempo shifts within the tracks and catchier beats, making the songs all around more memorable.
Considered by many the greatest lolicore record ever made, My Love Feels All Wrong kicks things off with Tatu’d Lolis, a track heavy on melodic synths, nearly distorted kicks, frenetic drum’n’bass patterns and a very repetitive, yet catchy sample from an anime show throughout the track, setting the tone for the rest of the record. Most of the tracks consist of this same formula, with the obvious exception of NHK!?, which is a surprisingly beautiful song that consists of piano melodies and (in a good way) breaks the frantic pace of the album. This particular track is also a sneak-peak at the more “serious” direction that Gore*** would later take.
Clocking in at a mere thirty minutes, My Love Feels All Wrong is an all killer, no filler affair. That said, it’s also not for everyone. Non anime fans may be put off by the constant samples from anime shows in tracks such as Annual Hair Wash and pirupi! ***!!, both of which take the sampling to absurd extremes. The relentless nature of the record may also be frowned upon by listeners who aren’t used to this type of music. While the album may be over before the listener can notice, the play time is just right for this type of music, as the nonstop frenzy could get downright tiresome if the album was longer.
If the zany combination of speedcore and anime sounds interesting to you, definitely check this out. If not, stay away, as this will most likely piss you off to no end.