White Lung
Deep Fantasy


4.0
excellent

Review

by JerzyNebraska USER (7 Reviews)
August 4th, 2014 | 13 replies | 1,629 views


Release Date: 06/17/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: There's a gesture of thrash; A hint of pop; A chunk of punk. All mashed together, sounds like one entertaining, angry party.

4 of 5 thought this review was well written

Deep Fantasy sits as Canadian Band, White lung's, third studio album in four years. Here's a little band bio: Their original guitarist packed things up in 2008, leading to a replacement, while their previous bassist left last year resulting in a new punk chick stepping in. Simple as that. To label them Punk Rock would be fine, but to define in better words, Thrash Punk would be the perfect description; thrashy and a little bit seductive - and these agressive punks are reeking of it.

Tackling a fresh way to show their fans what they've been missing, Deep Fantasy is a new stage in the band's smashing sound they're known for. Their usuals are there though; Bad-ass drumming, frazzled guitar, short-lived and quickened tracks. Essentially, White Lung have repeated the same and named it Deep Fantasy. But truly, it's wrong to say so.

Wrecking havoc is White Lung's nature. Intro track, "Drown with the Monster", says it all (are you not reading the title!?). The track is packed like a can of sardines to fit the 2 minute mark, similar to the album itself. Sure, it's short, but it feels a lot shorter when it swings by. Screechy screech, the beginning wails. With a kick of the bass drum and an aggravated upon stable and roaring guitar, it sets off, with balls. A resounding vocalist, Mish Way, howls. A puncturing pulse intensifies. An escalating shriek of guitar feedback moans. You could say all this for the entire album. Deep Fantasy hints at your anger in everything, leading your fist into a ton of bricks, then urges you to go back and listen to more. Tracks like "Face Down" and "Sycophant" shouldn't do so much damage, but worshiply support it.

Hearing Deep Fantasy's first track, it's safe to say the band's image gets angrier every time they put out a record. In terms of progressing with sound, White Lung have given more look into Pop - more precisely in the melody of Mish Way's vocals. These addictive hooks will put a tremor to your bones. It isn't quintessential pop though. They turn each song into a case of eruption pop. The lyrics are catchy and stingy, thanks to rowdy Mish Way. 'Don't make a sound/ You don't make a sound', the intrepid vocalist impels in "Face Down". It's all overwhelming.

The crimes they approach are easy to forget about. Their consistency to end abruptly feels like they've reached their message and don't need to carry on. Yeah, they're right at times, but elseways it could go an extra few miles for a better journey. It's finished in a click. The band's song structure can be a little unsatisfying and getting to the point where its length is a need to elaborate on next time.

In the end, Deep Fantasy manages to rock itself winningly. Don't worry about the short length. In a way, it boosts the impression it has on you. "Wow, it's a quicky, but it packed all that in?"
Yeah, it did. A ferocious little package it is.



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mryrtmrnfoxxxy
August 4th 2014



12931 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

nice ya

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JohnnyOnTheSpot
August 4th 2014



455 Comments


Pretty tight review, here's a pos

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greg84
Staff Reviewer
August 4th 2014



7351 Comments

Album Rating: 3.8

It's a tight little album... and review.

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oltnabrick
August 4th 2014



30603 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this really rocks LOL!

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GmemberKills
August 4th 2014



756 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

album rules.

itchybutthole
August 5th 2014



2493 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

singer is so hot omg

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GmemberKills
August 5th 2014



756 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

so hot. Totally sneaking into a 21+ bar to see these guys in September.

itchybutthole
August 5th 2014



2493 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thats awesome this album rules brah

GmemberKills
August 5th 2014



756 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Glad you do itchy! Man you should check out the album before this imo its even better. All their stuff is dope.

itchybutthole
August 5th 2014



2493 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ive listened to all 3 albums and this is one is my favorit tbh

GmemberKills
August 5th 2014



756 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Sweet then. I can see why, this isn't my favorite musically but the singers vox are pushed to a higher
level on this album. So good.

Diamondize
August 8th 2014



1296 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yea this roolz

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SourAK
August 13th 2014



1631 Comments


prob aoty tbh atm

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