Down I Go
You're Lucky God, That I Cannot Reach You


4.0
excellent

Review

by ExplosiveOranges CONTRIBUTOR (72 Reviews)
September 16th, 2015 | 42 replies


Release Date: 08/28/2015 | Tracklist

Review Summary: We do not sow.

You’re Lucky God, That I Cannot Reach You is a rather peculiar piece of work. That’s a somewhat half-assed way of putting it, I know, but it’s impossible to think of any other word that really comes to mind when describing the pure mayhem (or lack thereof) that is Down I Go’s music. Take “The Serpent of Lagarfljot” for example; the track starts off with your run-of-the-mill hardcore punk riff, shouting vocals and whatnot. As soon as the bridge kicks in, though, it suddenly turns into what can only be described as an experimental choir section, with layered clean vocals and trumpets blaring in the background. This wild, inconsistent song structure prevails throughout the entire album, focusing especially on the use of trombones and other brass instruments on songs such as “Drangey Consecrated” and “Strike It While It’s Still on My Nose”. It goes easily from pure, unadulterated noise rock-influenced fury to calm, melodic, prog-based jollification. Nowhere is this sort of polarity better seen than on album closer “The Sending”. Kicking off with a crunchy, power chord riff, the song soon transforms into an organ-layered chorale halfway through, adding in some ambient noise just for good measure. This weird, mesmerizing style has plenty of charm on its own, but the icing on the cake comes in the form of production value. The raw, unyielding sound design on the more intense bits contrasts beautifully with the more singular nature of the calmer sections. Ultimately, You’re Lucky God, That I Cannot Reach You sticks out as one of the more intriguing hardcore punk albums released this year; and if this is any indication of where Down I Go intends to go next, God is actually quite unlucky that he cannot be reached.



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ExplosiveOranges
Contributing Reviewer
September 15th 2015


4408 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

https://downigo.bandcamp.com/album/youre-lucky-god-that-i-cannot-reach-you



big props to my man judio for helping me out with this review. as always, criticism is welcome.

Gameofmetal
Staff Reviewer
September 15th 2015


10179 Comments


reppin greyjoys

ExplosiveOranges
Contributing Reviewer
September 15th 2015


4408 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

team crow's eye mang. gotta milk these unsubtle references for all they're worth.

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
September 15th 2015


13300 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yes bruv sick review



All the songs are based off icelandic myths and that

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ExplosiveOranges
Contributing Reviewer
September 15th 2015


4408 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

that explains a lot

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
September 15th 2015


13300 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"and if this is any indication of where Down I Go intends to go next"



Theyre just doing this album then disbanding again i think, theyre not a proper band anymore they all live across the world from eachother and this only happened cos someone organised a kickstarter

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
September 15th 2015


13300 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Juuust telll me what youu liiike

ExplosiveOranges
Contributing Reviewer
September 15th 2015


4408 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Theyre just doing this album then disbanding again i think"



WAY TO RAIN ON MY PARADE

tacos n stuff
September 15th 2015


2707 Comments


Only thing i ever heard from these guys was Gods
Review is nice and to the point, will czech

edit: a letter



Judio!
September 15th 2015


8401 Comments


Nice work here man. Will check at some point.

ExplosiveOranges
Contributing Reviewer
September 15th 2015


4408 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks guys



shame this is the last thing these fellas are gonna release together

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
September 16th 2015


13300 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i mean, their discography is pretty solid so im not that upset



all their albums are themed btw if you didnt realise. this is the only one where its not obvious from the title tho

JAV
September 16th 2015


2782 Comments


I did quite enjoy this one, it's so random but it works so well.

Comatorium.
September 16th 2015


4794 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i fuckin love this band. so delightfully odd. this is on par with Gods at it's best, but doesn't quite top it as a whole.

Minushuman24
September 18th 2015


1064 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Album rulesss

brainmelter
September 22nd 2015


4584 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

oh boy oh boy gotta check

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harddrughartman
October 4th 2015


57 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

rules so hard

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
October 4th 2015


13300 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

love that this band is finally getting more attention

ScuroFantasma
Contributing Reviewer
October 9th 2015


10887 Comments


Damn this sounds like a crazy mish mash of styles, can't wait to check it. Great write-up too EO

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brainmelter
October 10th 2015


4584 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

want to get this album on a shirt oh yes I do



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