It’s a collection of low-end-heavy riffs and throbs, churning and roaring and slowly unfurling like a noxious sheet of magma blanketing a condemned city. It has song titles like “Failure” and “Death March” and “Hopelessness and Worthlessness.” It’ll probably make a bad day much worse.
Up or down, positive or dour, pick a damn direction. Instead, El Pintor merely reaches a familiar, comfortable level of discomfort.
Last night The Replacements performed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon - their first NBC appearance since being banned in 1986.
this time around, the band wears their derivative rock influences with greater pride and bombast; the production is more polished and the hooks bring in a small amount of the singer-songwriter timbre Grainger picked up while touring with his Sebastien Grainger and The Mountains.
'I’m very interested in rap, and what it could be like to use the idea of “rap metal” in a context that’s very different from what we know of as rap metal from the ’90s. Thinking black metal and rap together in the same aesthetic world is very difficult, and ends up both undermining and underscoring the meaning of black metal in interesting ways.'
42 minutes of roots-heavy, big-hearted rock ‘n’ roll that should sound comforting to anyone who’s waited all this time for Adams to release another record driven by meaty hooks and electric guitars that didn’t sound like Rock N Roll.
I figured he’d gone out to get that proverbial pack of cigarettes and never intended to release another full-length.