Cage Grind Noir
Pilots


4.0
excellent

Review

by wacknizzle USER (14 Reviews)
September 13th, 2014 | 41 replies


Release Date: 08/19/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: I'M A VAMPIRE! I'M A VAMPIRE! I'M A VAMPIRE! I'M A VAMPIRE!

Cage G.N is a 3-piece grindcore act hailing from Bristol, England, whose music is entirely dedicated to the cinematic rage of the great Nicholas Cage. To put it simply, this album is furious, so furious in fact that it will easily put to rest anyone’s notion of this album just being a silly gimmick. The musicianship here is quite fantastic. The guitar riffs by Petey G are very creative and catchy, often inducing serious headbanging upon the listener. The drums are straight-up pummeling with intense blast-beats, half-time beatdowns, and well-done 2/4 timed punk rock mosh fests. And the main highlight that cannot be ignored is the absolutely insane vocal work done by either Stuart Morgan or Kurtis Pope whose roles in the band are not stated. The only way I describe these vocals are like a banshee loosing its ***ing ***. Most of which are an insanely high end throat searing scream that while might seem headache inducing are actually extremely fitting and sound quite kick-ass if I may say. There are also some well-placed mid-range screams and yells in between. Oh, and the bass is sweet too, the tone is nice and well… bassy, as well as fitting comfortably into the mix giving the album the perfect amount of low-end.

The first standout on Pilots is “Vampire’s Kiss”, whose brilliance cannot be
overstated. The intro of the song starts with a sample from the movie Vampire’s Kiss, where Nicholas Cage starts losing it in front of his therapist reciting the alphabet loudly in a rhythmic manor before the song’s drums come in following his meter perfectly, showing what a magnificent job the band did making movie samples fit into their songs. And it’s not the only song that does a great job making the music fit with samples. They also include the skramz influenced song “Knowing” that grows in intensity as an argument ensues begin Nick and his significant other. As well as the moshtastic “Fire Birds” that builds into a monster of a breakdown after Nick repeatedly yells “I am the GREATEST”. Also it must be noted that all the songs on Pilots have the same title as the movies from which the samples are taken.

One of the most enjoyable things about Pilots is there are a few different styles displayed throughout that give it a well structured listened. They are also well placed to give the album just the right amount of breathing room throughout the 20-minute duration. The grind being the main focus but there is also hints of emo tinged Pg.99-esque brilliance in “Knowing” and “Fire Birds”. As well as Converge style hardcore in the songs “Matchstick Men” and “Trapped In Paradise” and the overall punk rock feel that show up in a good number of tracks.

Overall, despite its relative shortness Cage Grind Noir’s Pilots fully delivers a satisfying listen that will keep you coming back for more. It will throw you through a whirlwind of blastbeats, headbang inducing breakdowns, well placed samples that will make you chuckle with each listen, and even some emotional sections that bring the feelz. Even a year later I keep this album in steady rotation and still get the same level enjoyment out of it. Yeah, this *** ***ing rips like a chainsaw through your anus and rocks ur dick off with the intensity of being on an 8 ball of speed and some bath salts.



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wacknizzle
September 13th 2014


13218 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Check this out fellow sput brethren, it rips hard! First review I've done in a hot minute

Stream: http://cagegrindnoir.bandcamp.com/

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YakNips
September 13th 2014


10736 Comments


sweet review and sweet album :]

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emester
September 13th 2014


3293 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

sampling on this is absolutely superb. Pretty good grind/hardcore also

Digging: Aphex Twin - Syro

Mort.
September 13th 2014


3604 Comments


"Cage G.N is a 3-piece grindcore act hailing from Bristol, England, whose music is entirely dedicated to the cinematic rage of the great Nicholas Cage"

youve hooked me in straight away

Digging: Blindead - Affliction XXIX II MCMXCVI

wacknizzle
September 13th 2014


13218 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Thanks Yak

Yeah, you'll love this Mort

Mort.
September 13th 2014


3604 Comments


yeah damn i just saw the recommended section aswell, this sounds right up my street

how similar to graf orlock are these guys??

JohnnyOnTheSpot
September 13th 2014


717 Comments


looks sweet, pos

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wacknizzle
September 13th 2014


13218 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Similar aesthetic but they don't sound much like one another. This is more complex musically and more polished production wise.

Mort.
September 13th 2014


3604 Comments


"This is more complex musically and more polished production wise. "

sweet because although ive always liked the idea of what graf orlock were trying to do, i find them a bit too straightforward.

will defo check this. good review btw, posd

wacknizzle
September 13th 2014


13218 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

I know I can't share a link but you can find it by searching Cage on newalbumreleases.net

Calc
September 13th 2014


12186 Comments


really assumed you reviewed this already, pretty amusing album fo sho

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wacknizzle
September 13th 2014


13218 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Wish I would have reviewed it when it came out, could have shot for a feature

Mort.
September 13th 2014


3604 Comments


Lol just watched the vid of vampires kiss, this is fucking brilliant

wacknizzle
September 13th 2014


13218 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Heck yeah dude, the video is awesome. Glad you dig it man m/

Artuma
September 13th 2014


12961 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

looks sweet, pos [2]

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wacknizzle
September 13th 2014


13218 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Thx

Also, should have posted this earlier. Anyone who can't appreciate is soulless and should fall of cliffs into stinky cat poo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOgENHfNlR0

Artuma
September 14th 2014


12961 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

omg that was the best vid i've ever seen

wacknizzle
September 14th 2014


13218 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

m/m/m/m/m/

Artuma
September 14th 2014


12961 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

haha damn this is hilarious but at the same time really good too

wacknizzle
September 14th 2014


13218 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

agreed



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