Down I Go
Witness the Shitness


3.5
great

Review

by Mort. CONTRIBUTOR (55 Reviews)
December 8th, 2016 | 8 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist


The cover for Witness The ***ness looks like it was haphazardly rustled up in a few minutes, which is fair enough considering it’s for a compilation self-described as ***. Although I do think Down I Go were being a bit hard on themselves, as its obvious these tracks are meant to be taken as a bit of fun; sharing the shorter length and overtly ridiculous nature of their early output. Of the eight songs here three are demos from Tyrants and Robotcore, the other five being random snapshots from different eras in Down I Go’s career. There’s the punchy exuberance of “Dionysus” (“I am the god of wine!”), the falsetto parody of “King Herod The Great” and the strangely festive duo of “Santasauras” and “I Am Reindeer”, serving as useful reminders that no topic is off limits to Down I Go’s absurd brand of hardcore. As usual Pete Fraser lays down his eclectic vocals, shouting, squealing and gibbering his way through bite-sized morsels of the bands inane ***-abouts. They truly are ***-abouts too, with the instrumentation straying more towards the simpler side than anything compositionally complex. They’re still impressively catchy though, with a lot of interesting and predictably silly ideas crammed into one minute exercises. This brevity does have the downfall of leaving me yearning for more, but that’s a small price to pay to experience more from a band that’s one of a kind.



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Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
December 8th 2016


14241 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

my fourth review for this criminally overlooked band



short review for a very short comp

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calmrose
December 8th 2016


4673 Comments


absolutely love You're Lucky God, That I Cannot Reach You, need to check the rest of their discography hard

nice write-up too

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Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
December 8th 2016


14241 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yeah you do



and cheers

MH18
December 8th 2016


446 Comments


''absolutely love You're Lucky God, That I Cannot Reach You, need to check the rest of their discography hard''

This applies to me 100%.

Also,nice little review Mort

calmrose
December 8th 2016


4673 Comments


sweet, they're on Spotify, will jam soon

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
December 8th 2016


14241 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

thanks



and yeah all their other stuff is solid as fuck, Gods is my favourite by far

MH18
December 8th 2016


446 Comments


Cool, will hop on that first

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2016


56529 Comments


I must check out this band

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