Genghis Tron spin single

2021-01-26 by Voivod STAFF | 132 Comments
Poughkeepsie NY electro/grindcore outfit Genghis Tron are spinning a new song at the official YouTube channel of Relapse Records.

Titled "Dream Weapon", the song is precursor to the band’s upcoming namesake album and first in 13 years, due out on March 26.

You can check the video for the new song right below:


Tagged: Genghis Tron

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SteakByrnes
January 26th 2021
22628 Comments


Yea this is rad news, song is good too

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Essence
January 26th 2021
6444 Comments


neat to see they're back after so long

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 26th 2021
66740 Comments


I'm really torn on this.

All the aspects that made Genghis Tron great are either non-existent or negligible at best on this track. Their signature vocals are entirely gone and replaced with bewilderingly hyper-generic cleans. The eerie synths pretty much make one cursory, fleeting, background appearance (which is probably still the best part of the song). The spasmodic drum machine percussion is replaced with what could largely be mistaken for an acoustic performance (is it???). The guitar work is almost there at times but mostly just makes me yearn for Board Up the House. If you listen really really closely you can hear that it's Genghis Tron, but just sitting back this could be literally any other competent mathcore/metalcore/etc band.

It's okay, but it's not the same, and what made Genghis Tron special is that they were... well... special. Irreplicable. But this on the other hand is just a cut above par.

At least it is better than the new HORSE songs

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Avagantamos
January 26th 2021
7466 Comments


wow I didn't think this news would ever come. hopefully the rest of the album is more interesting though

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 26th 2021
66740 Comments


the album art doesn't bode well on the topic of originality either

Halfman
January 26th 2021
307 Comments


couldn't agree more pots. i'm glad they came back but i almost feel insulted that they're calling themselves genghis tron. remove mookie's vocals and the programmed drums and it's just simply not genghis tron. i think the vocalist is the dude from the armed (?) but the vocals are just plain boring and turn the band into something completely different.

sadly, you're right about the new HORSE songs, too... heartbreaking.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 26th 2021
66740 Comments


oh wow is it just straight up not mookie? wtf. i just assumed he was getting too old to scream lol.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 26th 2021
66740 Comments


resurrecting gt without mookie is jokes tbqh

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 26th 2021
66740 Comments


and it looks like they did actually hire a live drummer

Jamdbz
January 26th 2021
880 Comments


dude from baptists did the drums here yeah

BigPleb
January 26th 2021
62242 Comments


Good song but idk, something feels off...

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 26th 2021
66740 Comments


gee i wonder what

bigguytoo9
January 26th 2021
952 Comments


Song wasnt the best.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 26th 2021
66740 Comments


"dude from baptists did the drums here yeah"

ah yes, Vancouver metal, a remarkably unremarkable scene

Musefan58867
January 26th 2021
77 Comments


Miss the screams, but this is still pretty good.

robotmagician
January 26th 2021
1287 Comments


isnt this new vocalist in the armed or something - oh i see someone else mentioned that already. really dont get why this isnt just a new band with how absurdly different it is

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 26th 2021
66740 Comments


probably cuz riding the coattails of GT's legacy garners more hype

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 26th 2021
66740 Comments


im kinda surprised Mookie (presumably) gave his blessing on this tbh, he seemed like a bit of a narcissistic prick when I met him.

Laen
January 26th 2021
569 Comments


Opening sounds like Astronoid, I'm kinda into it. Then again I never checked their discog.

Sinternet
January 27th 2021
23962 Comments


yeah i agree that it doesn't sound quite like genghis tron

still I actually really dig this

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Deez
January 27th 2021
7273 Comments


Genghis Tron got old.



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botb
January 27th 2021
14327 Comments


This shit rules

MeatSalad
January 27th 2021
17506 Comments


Yegh these comments make me not even want to bother

How about they don't tarnish the legacy of Genghis Tron instead

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 27th 2021
66740 Comments


literally my first thought when I heard of this was "but Genghis Tron is one of the only metal adjacent bands I ever really loved that didn't go on to tarnish their legacy" lol

ieatbabies795
January 27th 2021
688 Comments


Wow they’re back? This is a band I thought would never come back

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Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 27th 2021
66740 Comments


Well, they didn't really.

Spec
January 27th 2021
36236 Comments


do they have the drummer from a textbook tragedy

Spec
January 27th 2021
36236 Comments


the song is alright not what i was hoping for

bigguytoo9
January 27th 2021
952 Comments


"do they have the drummer from a textbook tragedy" MAN that name takes me back many years hahahahahahahahhaahahahahha.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 27th 2021
66740 Comments


No kidding

MyNameIsPencil
January 27th 2021
5801 Comments


not every reunion is going to be like Daughters
hopefully the rest of the album will be cooler with that said

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MotokoKusanagi
January 27th 2021
3702 Comments


unexpectedly boring

therollingstoned
January 27th 2021
11 Comments


Y’all dumb as hell 😂

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 27th 2021
66740 Comments


Gonna poop ur pants?

Sinternet
January 27th 2021
23962 Comments


'therollingstoned'

sm0k

SAPoodle
January 27th 2021
769 Comments


Lots of hate here, somewhat understandably, but I actually really dug this. And for underground bands, when it's nearly impossible to make a living doing what you love, is it really the worst thing in the world to use the name of your most successful group when two-thirds of the members are still in it?

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Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 27th 2021
66740 Comments


Yes

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 27th 2021
66740 Comments


Worse than murder

JohnDillinger
January 27th 2021
268 Comments


This is alright, I might enjoy this a lot more in the context the album.

Nuchoking
January 27th 2021
30 Comments


Well that's what you get for being excited about something, think I'll put Board Up the House on hopefully that'll make me feel better about all this.

JasonCarne
January 27th 2021
1150 Comments


This rules

Jamdbz
January 27th 2021
880 Comments


im 90% sure i'll enjoy this more in context. thankfully we don't have to wait too long

Shemson
January 27th 2021
1751 Comments


If nothing else this remind me that Board Up was awesome, haven’t listened to that in about ten years!

Jamdbz
January 27th 2021
880 Comments


Board Up The House is still an incredible record. So happy they did a repress last year

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 27th 2021
66740 Comments


The vinyl for this is pretty gorgeous at least

RodKneeBrucey
January 27th 2021
11 Comments


glad i read through the negative comments before i listened to the song to see y'all are dorks this rules.

elephantREVOLUTION
January 27th 2021
3009 Comments


So this is just kind of a new The Armed album which I guess I’m ok with

XingKing
January 27th 2021
15189 Comments


It's different but I dig this

Halfman
January 27th 2021
307 Comments


good point, pencil

MadMikeLove
January 27th 2021
942 Comments


I said it somewhere else but this is Genghis Tron. Board up the house spend a lot of time with build up and payoff, and this sounds crafted to the extent that one can expect that whatever comes next is going to be very heavy. Granted, might not grind as hard or at all, who knows. But I'm genuinely excited about their sound. It's so cool to hear them back. I for one, LOVE the drum performance and production. It's so heavy in its own right.

momentzuhclarity
January 27th 2021
418 Comments


I said it somewhere else but this is Genghis Tron. Board up the house spend a lot of time with build up and payoff, and this sounds crafted to the extent that one can expect that whatever comes next is going to be very heavy. Granted, might not grind as hard or at all, who knows. But I'm genuinely excited about their sound. It's so cool to hear them back. I for one, LOVE the drum performance and production. It's so heavy in its own right. [2]

well said. i miss the screams and ultra programmed drums as anyone. but this is remarkably similar considering the change in modern music trends and that its been a decade.

props to them for doing this again

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 27th 2021
66740 Comments


"but this is remarkably similar considering the change in modern music trends and that its been a decade."

If anything the current musical climate is more conducive to what they were doing over a decade ago. They were ahead of their time. This, however, is not ahead of its time.

Its still decent and will be checking the whole alb tho



Prancer
January 27th 2021
1216 Comments


people hungry for more 'board up the house' should check out 'only love' by the armed. it's a really good evolution of electronic hardcore.

Spec
January 27th 2021
36236 Comments


“MAN that name takes me back many years hahahahahahahahhaahahahahha.”

is that a yes or


Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 27th 2021
66740 Comments


@spec a quick google confirms that yes it is the textbook tragedy drummer which is kinda cool tbh

Spec
January 28th 2021
36236 Comments


effin sweet

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 28th 2021
66740 Comments


he's no drum machine

Spec
January 28th 2021
36236 Comments


he’s pretty close tho

MercuryToHell
January 28th 2021
1359 Comments


I'm digging this quite a bit.

After reading Pots' thoughts I think I was quite taken aback at how pleasingly relentless the drums were in the first half of the track, and I don't mind a slightly more subdued direction.

I can't see the entire album being like this but I'm definitely more intrigued to check it out than I was before hearing this.

Spec
January 28th 2021
36236 Comments


growing a bit i could for sure be sixteen and drink a bottle of cough syrup while listening to this

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 28th 2021
66740 Comments


I could get over the live drummer thing pretty easily (this dude has chops) if the vocal replacement wasn't so awful. I think that's really the main gripe I have.

Mort.
January 28th 2021
16014 Comments


the drummer is the dude from A textbook tragedy? jokes

that band was one of the few good bands from that scene grind scene

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Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 28th 2021
66740 Comments


Yea

SteakByrnes
January 28th 2021
22628 Comments


no mort, jokes is kidcrash

Mort.
January 28th 2021
16014 Comments


very funny Steak : )

momentzuhclarity
January 28th 2021
418 Comments


growing a bit i could for sure be sixteen and drink a bottle of cough syrup while listening to this [2]

Nomos2
January 28th 2021
759 Comments


Nick is a friend of a friend of a friend, I was really surprised to hear they got him on board to drum! Song sounds great IMHO but it doesn't sound like Ghengis Tron. Not bad though. Interested in the rest of the album.

dbizzles
January 28th 2021
14666 Comments


Fuck, I was excited to check this out and now I probably won't bother lol. That drummer does rule though.

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Spec
January 28th 2021
36236 Comments


"Nick is a friend of a friend of a friend, I was really surprised to hear they got him on board to drum! Song sounds great IMHO but it doesn't sound like Ghengis Tron. Not bad though. Interested in the rest of the album."

tell him to do a reunion show with textbook because a guy on sputnikmusic said to do it


botb
January 29th 2021
14327 Comments


this gives me big the armed - only love vibes tbqh

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 29th 2021
66740 Comments


getting curious about this armed band

Spec
January 29th 2021
36236 Comments


i don’t listen to pop music

(im an opeth fan actually)

Mort.
January 29th 2021
16014 Comments


im not surprised its giving people The Armed vibes cos one of the new members was in The Armed i think. the new vocalist (Tony) is the Armed old drummer/did some vocals? hard to find out much cos The Armed are one of those 'anonymous revolving door' bands

icatchthirtythree
January 29th 2021
1004 Comments


the more I listen to this track the better it gets. fuck yeah GT

Spec
January 29th 2021
36236 Comments


ya i agree

Nomos2
January 29th 2021
759 Comments


"tell him to do a reunion show with textbook because a guy on sputnikmusic said to do it"

I'll try lol

Veldin
January 29th 2021
4198 Comments


Still holding my breath for The Blood Brothers reunion

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Deez
January 29th 2021
7273 Comments


Both singles are like...nearly good. If it wasnt GT id be like. Hmmm thats not too bad. Might check it later. Maybe. And wouldnt...but still...

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 29th 2021
66740 Comments


There's another?

Deez
January 29th 2021
7273 Comments


hahahah oh no, Its the same one, Just one was the video and one wasnt hahah oops. Its just played on YT

Says a lot actually.

'Theyre a bit samey to me ya know!'

ieatbabies795
January 29th 2021
688 Comments


Uh okayyy?

Deez
January 29th 2021
7273 Comments


Shut up

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 29th 2021
66740 Comments


Lmao

Gyromania
January 29th 2021
31953 Comments


this is fucking bad. i've only heard cloak of love - when tf did they become this generic sounding?

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Mort.
January 30th 2021
16014 Comments


'when tf did they become this generic sounding'

well theyve been away for 13 years so like since a few days ago when this dropped?

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 30th 2021
66740 Comments


When they became an entirely new band after a 13 year hiatus

Gyromania
January 30th 2021
31953 Comments


so their other stuff is worth checking? i genuinely didn't know if this is what they sounded like pre-breakup, didn't read the thread

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 30th 2021
66740 Comments


Board Up The House is one of the few albums I really loved in my metalling years as a wee teenage lad that I still look back upon with much admiration. Haven't listened in a long time but yes, it is worth checking.

botb
January 30th 2021
14327 Comments


Def recommend the armed’s latest record pots, I have absolutely no way of knowing if you’ll like it or not but I love it

Spec
January 30th 2021
36236 Comments


and i bought all the cd’s from pots that he is now embarrassed to admit that he listened to

Spec
January 30th 2021
36236 Comments


a lotta pop punk hoooo boy also the entire lostprophets discog

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 30th 2021
66740 Comments


XD



Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 30th 2021
66740 Comments


Hey fuck off you don't need to embellish the truth to make that collection embarrassing to me all you need to do is mention how many metalcore cds I had

Spec
January 30th 2021
36236 Comments


ya there was a shit load of the color morale i forgot about that

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 30th 2021
66740 Comments


Fucking slander

SteakByrnes
January 30th 2021
22628 Comments


The Color Morale slapped on their first two

Chambered79
January 30th 2021
735 Comments


this dudes brother was a beast back in the day

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
January 30th 2021
33493 Comments


this band is alright this song is alright hmm

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Chambered79
January 30th 2021
735 Comments


woah i live in poughkeepsie

Spec
January 30th 2021
36236 Comments


first album sux
second album had a great opener but the rest sux
third album was pretty good *shrug*
next one the vocals sounded like a chicken birthing a cow or some shit
next one was really mediocre and boring which is even worse

Chambered79
January 30th 2021
735 Comments


how does chicken give birth to a cow and what does that sound like

SteakByrnes
January 30th 2021
22628 Comments


spec I will fight you I'm coming rn

Spec
January 30th 2021
36236 Comments


"how does chicken give birth to a cow and what does that sound like"

like any vocal section off of their fourth album (i think thats the one its blue and white)

Spec
January 30th 2021
36236 Comments


"spec I will fight you I'm coming rn"

find me cunt ill be in a HOPE hoodie


Chambered79
January 30th 2021
735 Comments


what if he comes when its warmer out

Spec
January 30th 2021
36236 Comments


then i'll be in a HOPE t-shirt

Chambered79
January 30th 2021
735 Comments


what if he comes when youre in the shower

Spec
January 30th 2021
36236 Comments


i dunno man i've already ruined this thread lets take it somewhere else

Chambered79
January 30th 2021
735 Comments


youre on the verge of saving it imo

SteakByrnes
January 30th 2021
22628 Comments


I'll come through with a merchnow shirt you would see at the end of a rise records youtube vid

https://youtu.be/_o9neeb9A_Y?t=147 prime example

Spec
January 30th 2021
36236 Comments


is that the first track? cause thats the good one

SteakByrnes
January 30th 2021
22628 Comments


You know it son I come thru with the goods

Chambered79
January 30th 2021
735 Comments


come bring me a steak then yo

SteakByrnes
January 30th 2021
22628 Comments


Well you live in poughkeepsie so it'd be a short 2 hour trip

Chambered79
January 30th 2021
735 Comments


oh word. are you upstate or in the city or in pa or ma or ct

SteakByrnes
January 30th 2021
22628 Comments


bing bro

Chambered79
January 30th 2021
735 Comments


oh. 17 sucks

SteakByrnes
January 30th 2021
22628 Comments


Ya it really does lmao

Spec
January 30th 2021
36236 Comments


is poughkeepsie the name of a real place or are you guys fuckin' around?

Chambered79
January 30th 2021
735 Comments


its a city in dutchess county ny on the coast of the hudson river 50 miles due north from nyc

MadMikeLove
February 1st 2021
942 Comments


I'm honestly surprised this didn't get more love from the og fans. I feel like I listened to a different song. I've jammed it like 10 times, and I think it's just excellent. Super heavy.

Mort.
February 1st 2021
16014 Comments


why would og fans love this? it doesnt sound much like Cloak of Love and only vaguely sounds like Board Up The House

MadMikeLove
February 1st 2021
942 Comments


I don't know, considering this as a follow up to board up the house, this screams potential. I love the new drums, and the guitar I loved from board up the house is here.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
February 1st 2021
66740 Comments


Its mostly the vocals

momentzuhclarity
February 4th 2021
418 Comments


Its mostly the vocals [2]

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
February 4th 2021
9050 Comments


It's been 13 years since Board Up The House, and people, let alone bands, change over time, along with their music.

Just saying.

Demon of the Fall
February 4th 2021
18605 Comments


Excited for this.

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MadMikeLove
February 7th 2021
942 Comments


me too, I'm very drawn to this song. I can't get the riffs and rhythms out of my head.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
February 7th 2021
66740 Comments


"It's been 13 years since Board Up The House, and people, let alone bands, change over time, along with their music.

Just saying."

This self evident comment has enlightened me and made me realize that it's good, in fact, and that I love it

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
February 7th 2021
33493 Comments


the flow of time is distorted

Spec
February 7th 2021
36236 Comments


i personally dont believe that people or bands change and i dont believe their music does either

FanCrazedPanda
February 18th 2021
50 Comments


The synth work is phenomenal, especially on the newest single. The building parts are all there and song writing is very similar to Ergot (Relief) from Board up the House. Tons of potential and I am eagerly awaiting this release.



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