White Lung
Deep Fantasy


4.0
excellent

Review

by Isaac George USER (17 Reviews)
August 4th, 2014 | 71 replies


Release Date: 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.

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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Comments:Add a Comment 
mryrtmrnfoxxxy
August 4th 2014


15041 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

nice ya

JohnnyOnTheSpot
Emeritus
August 4th 2014


6738 Comments


Pretty tight review, here's a pos

greg84
Emeritus
August 4th 2014


7608 Comments

Album Rating: 3.8

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

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oltnabrick
August 4th 2014


37507 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this really rocks LOL!

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GmemberKills
August 4th 2014


3697 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

album rules.

GmemberKills
August 5th 2014


3697 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

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

GmemberKills
August 5th 2014


3697 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

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

GmemberKills
August 5th 2014


3697 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

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 9th 2014


1367 Comments


yea this roolz

SourAK
August 14th 2014


1628 Comments


prob aoty tbh atm

Taxt
September 4th 2014


1359 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Man I love this album, it just rips from beginning to end

NorthernSkylark
September 5th 2014


9543 Comments


i have no idea how to rate this album, but the sounds they are making slaps real hard

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Diamondize
September 6th 2014


1367 Comments


5 it

NorthernSkylark
September 6th 2014


9543 Comments


nah

Diamondize
September 6th 2014


1367 Comments


its so good tho

GmemberKills
September 9th 2014


3697 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

So i went to my first bar last night in Atlanta and saw these guys. Holy shit was it godly, it was the smallest venue I've ever been to, a crowd of around 40 people compacted into this little ass space and I got as close as i could get to the stage. The band was literally right in front of me. The crowd was insane too, they kept knocking me forward so I almost slammed into the bassist multiple times, and the main speaker almost fell on the floor from being pushed around, it was intense .



I got to talk to Kenny and the drummer Ann for a bit and got them all to sign a 7-inch i got. I highly recommend seeing this band live they killed it and are cool people, easily one of the best shows I've been too. I also want to marry Ann.

SkaCali
December 14th 2014


291 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

barack obama

jtswope
December 26th 2014


5788 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Pretty kickass.

GmemberKills
December 27th 2014


3697 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah this jams. You should check the album before this if you haven't, imo its even better.

ShadowRemains
December 27th 2014


25072 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

can't get enough of this band



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