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OF NATURAL HISTORY

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.13 | 195 ratings

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Equality 7-2521
5 stars Dark, disgusting, and different. Don't listen to with the lights out.

In these musicians you'll hear a heavy Henry Cow influence taking on metallic edge. Sleepytime Gorilla Museum create their sound with a wide array of instrumentation, over-dramaticized vocals, and a healthy bit of insanity. An array of homemade instruments grace this album granting a listening experience which will have you ask "What is that?" only to respond "It doesn't matter."

Of Natural History chronicles the "disease" of mankind and technology and their ultimate downfall, drawing from Dr. Theodore Kaczynski's (better known as the Unabomber) manifesto, "Industrial Society and it's Future." This makes for some interesting lyrics to back up the remarkably unique and challenging music.

Taking a look at the instrumentation one could almost expect a symphonic band. However, nothing of that sort is to be found here. Of Natural History has a distinct hard edge and a relentless chaos. The album has isn't something just for metal afficianados, while its always darka and lacking anything interms of conventiional beauty it does have its softer and slowed down moments. Of course, though it has a unique beauty all its own. If you hear something you don't like hear listen again; you probably heard wrong. Modern masterpiece.

Equality 7-2521 | 5/5 |

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