Goddamned Animals
My Second Cult Suicide


4.0
excellent

Review

by SimpleM USER (14 Reviews)
June 1st, 2017 | 6 replies


Release Date: 2017 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A thrilling debut from a portland outfit proving that punk is indeed still aggressive in 2017.

Once in a while while randomly browsing through bandcamp you do in fact end up actually finding something good. I came across this band out of the blue one day and they took me by surprise. I felt it was necessary to give this album a review. I haven't heard of them before, but they released two EPs before this one (which I haven't heard). This album is their full length debut, and how is it?

This year i haven't really heard very many good punk albums, or not good enough to stand it's own ground in my opinion, but I feel like this one here is a very good exception. This is a hard hitting, heavy and raw album; full of great riffs, a powerful and raw voice by the lead singer, and interesting and varied drumming for a recent punk album. The voice by the lead singer carries an evocative 'deftones-like' sound, which works, because it's not totally similar, and its great with the instrumentation here, which also has a very Every Time I Die vibe. it's raw, it's aggressive, it's in your face and a lot of these songs will bring you back to a time where it WAS cool to punch a wall during your punk-era phase.

I think the tracks that really stand out here are 'This isn't Home' which was sort of a groovy tone in the middle half way of the song carried by these time signatures that give it a raw and unique sound. Some of the more aggressive songs on this are 'Last on the Steak Knife', 'The Soviet', and 'Fox & Snake' which supposedly has a feature on it, someone i heaven't heard before and i couldn't really distinguish it from the other voice which was the only flaw for me. Another song I really didn't care for too much 'The White American Will Be Held Accountable (feat. Dreu Hudson)' which the featured vocals on here keep the same inscrutable tone.

I think it's a very impressive release from a debut album and has a lot of replay value with many of these tracks. They are heavy, abrasive and fresh for a time that has been quite dull for punk in 2017. They certainly have my attention now, and i look forward to their next LP in the future.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
mrdogthrow
June 1st 2017


1869 Comments


PUT SOME PICTURES IN


GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ

SimpleM
June 1st 2017


122 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

stream and buy here: https://goddamnedanimals.bandcamp.com



i did u nerd :^)

sokorny
June 2nd 2017


11 Comments


The vocals do have a very Chino Moreno sound to them (especially early Deftones). Will check them out some more before passing judgement!!

(Agree about Bandcamp ... lots of middle of the road bands to sort through to find the diamonds in the rough).

SimpleM
June 2nd 2017


122 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

bandcamp either has really good stuff or really bad stuff lol



FullOfSounds
June 3rd 2017


15814 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

will be checkin'

ellagos
June 8th 2017


219 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I feel like this drowns in its influences but these guys have my ear for the future



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