Weekend Nachos
Still


4.5
superb

Review

by deathofasalesman USER (4 Reviews)
November 16th, 2013 | 34 replies | 3,332 views


Release Date: 11/11/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: If you are looking for something to incite some hate-fueled moshing, check this out immediately.

5 of 5 thought this review was well written

Originally posted on Media Snobs here: http://mediasnobs.com/music-review/weekend-nachos-still

Weekend Nachos are a hardcore/power-violence band from Dekalb, Illinois. In the beginning of their career, they played straightforward power-violence with blast beats, raw production, and doomy breakdowns. Now, in 2013, they have evolved their style to cleaner production, less blast beats and more frequent breakdowns. Despite this change, I consider Still to be one of the best hardcore records of 2013.

The band takes no prisoners on Still, leading listeners immediately into the chaos with "Sickened No More", a punishing song about suicide being the only escape from the disgusting horrors of reality. This is a common theme throughout the album: pure disdain. Even in "Late Night Walks" where vocalist John talks about midnight strolls through city streets, he also mentions that he "doesn't give a f**k what happens to [him]." The lyrics are not particularly impressive--Weekend Nachos catalogue has never been the most poetic--but they suit the crushing hardcore style perfectly. In the song "You're Not Punk", the band talks about uptight punk kids coming to their shows just to hate on them--anyone who has been to a hardcore show has experienced this. John doesn't necessarily summon the E.E. Cummings inside him with lines like: "Live for others/I live for my myself/Been doing it longer/You'll die like the rest", but it helps us support the rage within these simplified terms.

Weekend Nachos have developed their style for about ten years now and Still shows the band at the most tightest in terms of songwriting. The album closer and title track, "Still", is probably the strongest song on the album. It is also the longest track, clocking in at almost four minutes, with most songs barely passing the one-and-a-half minute mark. "Still" is probably the least power-violent song with hardly any fastcore influence and it is for the better. The d-beat drums, the sludgy riffs and menacing vocals provide a rapid, head-bobbing rhythm that I can see myself driving along a cold desert highway to. Also, the second longest song on the album, "Watch You Suffer"--which was previously featured on a 7-inch in 2012--is particularly awesome for its structure. The first half of the song runs at a fast pace with the simple chorus: "Watch you suffer/I can’t just watch you suffer", while the second half is basically an extended, doom-influenced breakdown. It hits hard and induces some slow, heavy head-banging.

Weekend Nachos' Still is not a complicated album, and it is not meant to be. So if you are looking for something to incite some hate-fueled moshing, check this out immediately. Though some may say this album is a step down for Weekend Nachos, I believe this is a stepping stone to greater heights for this tasty hardcore group.


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deathofasalesman
November 15th 2013



5809 Comments


Stream on Bandcamp: http://weekendnachos.bandcamp.com/album/still

SOME! COPS! ARE! BASTARRRRDS!

Slut
November 15th 2013



1706 Comments


Good review. I'm going to listen to this very soon hopefully

Digging: Nadja - Radiance of Shadows

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
November 15th 2013



5968 Comments

Album Rating: 3.6

Finallyyyyyy

Album rulz

climactic
November 15th 2013



18307 Comments


need dis

deathofasalesman
November 15th 2013



5809 Comments


Cassettes are now on Glory Kid.

But we all know you want dat zip.

climactic
November 15th 2013



18307 Comments


yeah...

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
November 15th 2013



5968 Comments

Album Rating: 3.6

Slsk

R6Rider
November 15th 2013



4462 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

DO YOU KNOW! What you are fighting for?

Or are you just fucking bored, BUST IT!

Digging: Rort - Warpath

botb
November 15th 2013



9521 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

contender for heaviest album of the year

demigod!
November 15th 2013



43809 Comments


good review, convinced me to check this out

Digging: Black Flag - My War

elephantREVOLUTION
November 15th 2013



2730 Comments


i need to check this. their last album was pretty cool

deathofasalesman
November 16th 2013



5809 Comments


Heaviest album of the year goes to Conan/Bongripper split. But yeah this is pretty heavy.

You all def need to check this. Give it at listen 5 or 6 spins (it's only 20 mins) before rating though. It's gonna hit you.



Adabelle
November 16th 2013



4215 Comments


Didn't think this would be thaaaat good but will still check out at some point, solid review

accompliceofmydeath
November 16th 2013



4170 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Sooo good.

Those guest vocals on S.C.A.B are hard as fuck.

The "YOU'RE NOT PUNK!!!" callout is sick, too. Album is too damn heavy.

MosesMalone
November 16th 2013



1831 Comments


I think I've given it five listens so far and I'm not big on it. That being said I don't really like their early stuff so maybe I just prefer weekend nachos when they fuck with sludge more like they did on Worthless. Still a great album to throw on while you're sweeping or something.

deathofasalesman
November 16th 2013



5809 Comments


Sweeping CORPUSES!!


CrimsonLies
November 21st 2013



2012 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Really solid, possibly my favorite album by them though haven't checked out Worthless yet

Million Ghosts
November 27th 2013



85 Comments


How can you not have checked Worthless? It goes hard. This goes almost as hard, but I'm not digging the higher pitched vocals.

Digging: Storm The Bastille - Behold

deathofasalesman
November 27th 2013



5809 Comments


Worthless is my favorite WN record. I got used to the vocals on this one.

Anyone listen to the latest Full of Hell record? John is featured on one of the tracks.

botb
November 27th 2013



9521 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

which song i never got around to really listening in depth to it because it just didnt click with me like roots of earth did



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