Violent Soho
Hungry Ghost


3.0
good

Review

by Jordan CONTRIBUTOR (104 Reviews)
August 2nd, 2014 | 20 replies


Release Date: 2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Casper with the Munchies

Australia isn't exactly well known for innovating music as much as providing it with a carefree, ***-you-attitude. In that spirit, Brisbane's Violent Soho aim to do little more than sing praise for weed and thrash about in a sound in debt to grunge, hardcore punk and Black Sabbath. Energy is generally what most of the songs rely on, with booming choruses encouraging reckless moshing on "Dope Calypso" and "Covered in Chrome", while "Saramona Said" provides some fairly unnecessary balladry in the middle of ...Ghost's pounding anthems. There's little confusing, opaque or gnomic about these guys, a factor that should generally appeal to a placid and stoned fanbase. Generally speaking, Violent Soho aren't a band ready to innovate or push boundaries, but their clear debt to Master of Reality and Superfuzz Bigmuff implies that they have a sense of fun running through their compositions. If that means Australian music will be confined to that of having a 'fun' reputation, then so be it, Violent Soho are 'fun' with a blunt hanging out the corner of its mouth. Go ahead and blaze it.



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Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
August 1st 2014


7632 Comments


more soundoffs

Digging: Future - Project E.T.: Esco Terrestrial

DrJohn
August 1st 2014


862 Comments


blaze it

zakalwe
August 1st 2014


16792 Comments


flush it

avonbarksdale221
August 1st 2014


8298 Comments


These dudes are massive down here. That one song that says "HELL FUCK YEAH" is pretty cool I guess.

DrJohn
August 1st 2014


862 Comments


vegemite flush

zakalwe
August 1st 2014


16792 Comments


Oz, continuing to be 15 years behind every other fucker when it comes to everything.
Gotta love em

DrJohn
August 1st 2014


862 Comments


I do, though I am afraid of funnel-webs

zakalwe
August 1st 2014


16792 Comments


Ridiculous.
Dip the toes in the sea. Death.
Catch some rays in the garden. Death.
Go for a country walk. Death.
Seek employment by picking some fruit. Death.
Thank fuck for that a friendly human face, to take me away from this hostile wildlife. Death.

DrJohn
August 1st 2014


862 Comments


Word! No wonder Marsupialia flourish down under… they keep stuff safely tucked.

ExplosiveOranges
Contributing Reviewer
August 1st 2014


4402 Comments


Today, we see Arcade utilizing his new contributor powers to turn a soundoff into a review.

tommygun
August 1st 2014


26247 Comments


what avon said

hogan900
Contributing Reviewer
August 1st 2014


2127 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Glad someone reviewed this, I don't really like soundoff reviews but I guess this works.

Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
August 1st 2014


7632 Comments


my mate got stoned with these guys at big day out was wicked

Mordecai.
August 1st 2014


8312 Comments


If that means Australian music will be confined to that of having a 'fun' reputation, then so be it...


I don't really agree with this. Although a lot of this 'fun' music is at the forefront of the Australian scene, there is plenty of innovative music coming out of Australia.

tempest--
August 2nd 2014


18190 Comments


got into this band around the time of s/t then they released this and exploded it's pretty rad

Awesomesauce
August 2nd 2014


1086 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Oz, continuing to be 15 years behind every other fucker when it comes to everything.

Gotta love em




How are we supposed to know what's cool when they keep stopping the boats?

Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
August 2nd 2014


7632 Comments


stopping the boats is the main priority

WhiteNoise
August 2nd 2014


3420 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Fucking love this album, band is awesome live. Too bad my own band stole all their ideas.

24gadjet
September 10th 2014


114 Comments


Band is sort of allright, but music scene in Aus kind of sucks pretty hard. No one gets signed here unless they're hip/hop or below average deathcore/metalcore

JohnDillinger
September 29th 2015


142 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Don't really get where u get that MASTER OF REALITY vibe from. for me this band is clearly paying their respects to 90s grunge and indie. I agree that this doesnt push any boundaries but that doesn't make the album bad.



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