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Adebisi Shank


Post Rock/Math rock

2.04 | 4 ratings

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2 stars I'm glad I listened to their second album first. If I had listened to this album first, I don't think I would have wanted to hear the second. What a leap these guys made between albums. The difference in quality between the two is similar to the difference between Genesis' Revelation and Trespass. Okay, exagerrating a little, but you get the point. The music here sounds more indie/alternative with strong math, metal and punk influences. Nowhere near as memorable or varied as the next album.

"YouMe" and "Shunk" both have a little bit of talk-box vocals. "Mini Rockets" has an interesting part with just guitar and the sound of rockets in the distance. Later some fast guitar which becomes altered to sound like a synth. "Snakehips" has some handclaps. Those are the most interesting moments on the whole album. The majority of this sounds like modern punk and/or metal influenced indie music performed by math-rock dudes.

The playing is generally good, but the songs themselves lack something...anything which would make them more interesting and 'progressive'. It still boggles my mind how much better and different the next album is. It almost sounds like two different groups recorded these albums. Having your first album also be your worst is better than having your debut be your greatest(which happens sometimes). Can't really recommend this one, but if you haven't heard the second album all means do so. It's great. For this I give 2 stars.

zravkapt | 2/5 |


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