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DRUGS TO THE DEAR YOUTH

Tera Melos

 

Post Rock/Math rock

2.83 | 7 ratings

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The Runaway
2 stars This is one of the weirdest (and maybe worst) things I've ever heard. Tera Melos first EP, Drugs to the Dear Youth, is a unique album, and by unique I mean, "special", and by special I mean, bad. Very bad. Drugs is Tera Melos' attempt at "Let's see how much nonesense we can play and get away with it being called actual music", and guess what? It works, but not for me.

The whole album sounds like random guitar tapping and just fast drum playing, like there is no sense behind it all. Once in a while, it sounds like they go in into a well understood section, but then it all comes crashing back down into nonesenseville.

Many of my friends tell me this is great and that this is real music and after all the listens I still cannot figure out what they like about this album which is musical gibberish. Technically, theband is fantastic, but musically there is no point to the songs and just sounds like messed up sounds.

The only things that are partially good are parts of The Werewolf and Ben, especially near the end, where the drums get a bit funky, just for a little while, and 40 Rods To the Hog's Head, who's opening sounds not as messed up as the other tracks.

Apart from the music, the album is very poorly produced and mixed! It sounds like they put no effort whatsoever into mixing and just released it into the wild.

Overall, I really do not like this album, but it has it's very small moments, and I have to agree that technically it is very well made. Because I'm generous, I'll give it 2/5 stars.

The Runaway | 2/5 |

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