Thursday, October 16, 2014
Youth Code: " A Place to Stand"
"To Burn Your World" find the vocals taking a more jagged path around the angular beat. It touches on "Too Dark Park" era Skinny Puppy, which is interesting since they are currently touring with Ogre and Company, who are clearly an influence, though it would like being in a metal band and not be influenced by Black Sabbath."Litany( a Place to Stand) finds singer on her soap box. The beat underneath her rant could have developed into something interesting but instead makes the song feel like an interlude. I think a darker approach that was not so message blatant might have served the album better, but they do darken back up on "No Animal Escapes"
The Silent Servant re-mix of "Let the Sky Burn" closes out the proceedings on this album. It sounds like make vocals are on this track, they are low in the mix , almost buried under the blip and bounce of the beat. I'll round this up to a 10, I think it's just a matter of me getting used to their politics and how those line up with throwing in some gangsta rap that I haven't yet wrapped my head around, and maybe I am not supposed to. Maybe that is where the irony is. They are not adoring your moustache or thrift store gym shorts, nor would they piss on Deerhunter if they were on fire as they are engrossed in what they are doing, just as you will be engrossed in it if you ...are into this sort of thing and give it a listen.