Corrections House
Hoax The System/Grin With a Purpose


4.0
excellent

Review

by Sunn177 USER (12 Reviews)
May 12th, 2013 | 7 replies


Release Date: 2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: With musical backgrounds spanning from numerous well known bands from Neurosis to Eyehategod, Corrections House fuse all of this influences into a pair of songs for the Apocalypse.

A supergroup can be a tricky thing for many reasons. For one whenever a group of well known musicians, whether it be mainstream or underground, form a supergroup the music displayed will be overshadowed by the influence of mainly only one of the members the band. Another reason is when the expectations of the supergroup is set so high and the hype is so big for the groups material the end product lacks luster. If Corrections House can be considered a supergroup then they definitely put there own spin on the whole thing with their debut 7" with the band members focusing more as a musical unit and not so much as one member sticking out from the rest.

With the members of Corrections House being Scott Kelly (Neurosis) on guitar,Sanford Parker (Nachtmystium/Minsk) on noise/electronics/effects, Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) on vocals/saxophone/effects and Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod) on vocals there is a lot of musical variety coming out from each members musical backgrounds. Although there are only two tracks on here Corrections House finds a way to create a bleak and apocalyptic landscape within it's twelve minutes of play. Starting this Ep is the groups first single "Hoax The System" with it's sharp piercing drone lasting for the first 20 seconds until a single drum beat kicks in alongside Scott Kelly's slow moving guitar chords which are then followed by Mike IX's shouting of lyrics in a spoken word famous which almost sounds like Mike is standing on a podium in a town square yelling to a crowd of people demanding they revolt. The second and final track to this 7" is the track "Grin with a purpose" which is much more bleak and barren compared to it's predecessor with Sanford's effects of clanging metal and almost factory sounding effects and Scott's guitar slowly ringing out until the tempo picks up and Mike's vocals kick into a straight up spoken word piece along side Bruce Lamont's vocal and saxophone effects.

Even though This 7" only contains two tracks Corrections House provides enough variety and personality to these songs to keep the listener coming back for more. Each of the band's member displays their talents greatly without stealing the spotlight and making themselves work more as a group to create an engaging musical experience where many other supergroups lack in.



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Sunn177
May 12th 2013


310 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

typed this thing out really late at night with lack of sleep so hopefully it turned out well enough for you guys and hopefully you'll enjoy this thing as much as I have.

Relinquished
May 13th 2013


45412 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

saw these guys live and what an amazing group



too bad sputnik is sleeping on this shit, not surprised though

Sunn177
May 13th 2013


310 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I couldn't go to their show when they were coming through Seattle do to work but a few people told me the same.Woulda been sick to see that though!

SubtleBody
May 19th 2013


519 Comments


This sounds awesome, can't believe I hadn't heard about it.

DominionMM1
May 19th 2013


19139 Comments


kelly+williams+parker=win

Digging: Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow

Sunn177
May 20th 2013


310 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

their debut should be coming out towards the end of the year.I think they're in the process of recording it right now.

TheBarber
January 8th 2014


3941 Comments


Great tracks, very unnerving and the videos for them rule (band is creating an interesting visual identity for sure)



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