Sunday, September 18, 2016

Vinyl Update +Review #3 : Family Man


Album Review: The Agrarian Curse

Album: The Agrarian Curse
Band: Peregrine
Genre: Death Metal
Year of Release: 2008
Duration: 30:23
Label: F.C. Records
Rating: 7.6/10

     The only album by the "Anarcho-Primitivist" Death Metal band from Pennsylvania is somewhat mixed. The album has some great, intense heavy songs such as "Blood Over Borders", and "When the Lights Go Out". But at the same time, it has some boring, cliche, and typical Death Metal tracks such as "Amor Fati" and "The Domesticator's Hand". The strong moments on this album are very strong, and the weak moments are very weak. The production is also quite mixed. On some songs, it sounds good, and on others it sounds like the disc is skipping. Getting to the actual band, the overall presentation and instrumentation is great. There are plenty of heavy, banging riffs on this album, especially on "Blood Over Borders". The drums also have plenty of blast beats, which is awesome. The vocal performance is also pretty good, as the singer has a half James Hetfield, Half Cookie monster type sound similar to Sepultura's Max Cavalera. The lyrics are also very good, with Discharge style nihilism about politics. The album actually opens with a spoken word, which is actually pretty interesting if you listen to it. If you are looking for a decent underground Death Metal band, then I would probably recommend "The Agrarian Curse".

Strongest Tracks: "Anatomy of the Machine", "Starvation's Servants", "Blood over Borders", "When the Lights Go out", "Empire's Playground"

Weakest Tracks: "The Domesticator's Hand", "Thirteen Days", "Amor Fati"

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Album Review: Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Album: Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Band: Black Sabbath
Genre: Heavy Metal, Doom Metal
Year of Release: 1974
Duration: 42:35
Label: Warner Bros.
Rating: 9.0/10



      
Black Sabbath's most experimental album is a fantastic piece of sludgey, doomy, heavy metal goodness. Nearly every song is fantastic in its own special way. There is lots of experimentation, as well as diversity on this album. There are the usual typical Doom Metal masterpieces you'd get from an early Sabbath album, such as "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" and "Killing Yourself to live." There is a classical-inspired instrumental, which is "Fluff". There are even vocal harmonies on tracks like "A National Acrobat" and "Looking for Today." The album is near perfect. The best moment of it has to be the title track. The lyrics are about alienation, and the riff is heavy and awesome. The chorus is catchy and memorable, and then there is the heavy doomy part near the end of the song. This is the best moment on the entire album, as the rhythm suddenly shifts and gives a slower, sludgier, and darker vibe. This part just sounds so evil, and epic. The second track, "A National Acrobat" is also an awesome song. The lyrics are interesting, and the riff reminds me a lot of an early Iron Maiden song. This song is rather experimental, as it is a bit more mellow and has a vocal harmony in the chorus. "Fluff" is a relaxing instrumental that at first seems odd, but gets better with each listen. "Sabra Cadabra" is a great song, as it seems more a hard rock type track, but with a dark Sabbathy vibe to it.  There is a rather interesting guitar effect on "Who are you" that sounds almost electronic, but still very heavy and doomy. "Looking for Today" has a very memorable melody to it in the chorus, which seems very bright for a Black Sabbath song, but it somehow works on an album as experimental as this one. The closing track, "A Spiral Architect" is simply a classic. The album cover is amazing, as it depicts a man being assaulted by demons in a dark way. Overall, this album is just awesome.


Strongest Tracks: All of Them

Monday, August 22, 2016

I'm not sure what to think of the new Metallica Album



I'm confused about this album. The new track hardwired is a good song, but I dislike the production. The band is returning to their roots, but they aren't doing anything new, so it feels like just a nostalgia type thing. The album art looks cool, but it has a too slick look to it. I feel as if after selling out with albums like St. Anger Metallica are out of touch with the metal scene.

Vinyl Update + Review #1


Sunday, August 21, 2016

I have mixed feelings about this new track

This is a good song, but I don't like the production. It sounds too clean, and not like a metal album should.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

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The character at the top right corner suspiciously looks like Iron Maiden's eddie...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Album Review: White Trash Two Heebs and a Bean

Album: White Trash, Two Heebs, and a Bean
Band: NOFX
Genre: Skate Punk, Ska Punk
Year of Release: 1992
Duration: 32:19
Label: Epitaph Records
Rating: 8.9/10

      NOFX's fourth album, White Trash, is like the band's Ride the Lightning, and then Punk in Drublic would be their Master of Puppets. If you don't understand the comparison, its because the band found their sound on this album, and then on the next album they perfected it. The album is not as masterful as their phenomenal 5th album, but White Trash has some fantastic moments of its own. Though the lyrical content on songs like "Soul Doubt", "You're Bleeding", and "She's gone" make this seem like a breakup album, for the most part the tone of this album is actually pretty bright and comedic. The ordering of the songs however isn't very well done. To put a bright, funny song like "Johnny Appleseed" after the semi-dark "I wanna be your baby" is kind of odd and kills the mood, but on their own the majority of the songs are fantastic. There are a few songs on here that aren't very memorable, such as "Warm" and "The Bag". The standout two songs on this album though are the fast "Stikin' in my eye" and the Ska-ish "Bob" that so many Pop Punk bands ripped of the guitar riff to. The opening track "Soul Doubt: is also really great, with a really nice guitar riff. The melody to the song "Liza and Louise" is very catchy and is a very strong ear-worm, and it also has some very intriguing lyrics about a lesbian relashionship. The lounge jazz cover of Minor Threat's "Straight Edge" is also very good, even if it is tongue in cheek. "Johnny Appleseed" is a very funny song with El Hefe doing a (I think) fake Hispanic accent. Fat Mike's vocal performance on the song "I Wanna Be Your Baby" is very good and memorable. Overall, this is a fantastic skate/ska punk album.

Strongest Tracks: "Soul Doubt", "Stikin in my Eye", "Bob", You're Bleeding", "Straight Edge", "Liza and Louise", "I Wanna Be your Baby", "Johnny Appleseed", "She's gone", "Buggley Eyes"

Weakest Tracks: "The Bag", "Warm"

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Album Review: City Baby Attacked by Rats

Album: City Baby Attacked by Rats
Band: Charged GBH
Genre: Street Punk 
Year of Release: 1982
Duration: 35:06
Label: Clay Records
Rating: 8.0/10

      GBH's debut album is, along with Discharge's Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing and The Exploited's Punks Not Dead, considered to be one of the greatest UK82 albums. and it is nothing short of that. In my opinion, it is a step above The Exploited, but a step below Discharge. In fact, if you combined the original Punk bands, the Exploited and Discharge this is what you would get. It has the catchy sound of classic punk, the grimy and nasty vibe and lyrics of the Exploited and the brutal drumming and simple yet good guitar riffs of Discharge. The songs on here are incredibly catchy and have repetitive choruses that stick in your head in a good way. The songs on here aren't groundbreaking and super serious, but that doesn't mean that they are bad. They are simple joys that can appeal to any fan of good punk rock. I also think it is quite amusing that the band's singer sounds like a younger and less muppet sounding Cal Morris from Discharge  The album art is great, as it is based off of the lyrics to the title track. You would think that the title track would be about a snotty rich girl getting mugged, but it is literally about an infant getting eaten up by rodents. This is a fantastic example of violent humor in a nasty, awesome misfits sort of way in a punk song. If you like all around good punk rock, then this album is for you.

Strongest Tracks: "Timebomb", "Sick Boy", "Maniac", "I am Hunted", "Passenger on the Menu", "City Baby Attacked by Rats", "Bellend Bop"

Weakest Tracks: "Boston Babies", "War Dogs"



"Kill the Poor"


"Depression"


Room Tour


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Album Review: Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing

Album: Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing
Band: Discharge
Genre: Hardcore Punk, D-Beat
Year of Release: 1982
Duration: 27:36
Label: Havoc Records
Rating: 9.5/10

    Discharge's debut album may be a classic album, it may be one of the most important and influential albums in punk history, but it is still an insanely underrated album. You hear everywhere that it is an extremely heavy album, and that it had a huge influence on extreme metal. If you crank up the album and forget about extreme subgenres of music, this is a very heavy, dark album. The lyrics may be simple, but they are incredible. For example, the lyrics to the title tracks are "Lied to, threatened, cheated and deceived, hear nothing see nothing say nothing." That's it, but it has such a huge statement with the dark sounding lyrics. Cal Morris's vocal performance on the album is very good, as he sounds like one of the muppets. The guitar riffs are incredibly simple, but they add new vibe to the album. The chorus riff to "Protest and Survive" is very good. The guitar solos do feel like filler though, and they tend to throw off the bass and drum lines. The drumming on this album has to be the best on any punk album ever. The drum intro to the title track just sounds so brutal, but also flamboyant in a Sex Pistols type way. The bass lines are about the same as the guitar, just more quiet. However, the fast bass intro to "The Final Blood Bath" is very heavy. Just the names of the songs on this album are dark and abrasive, like "The Blood Runs Red", "Drunk with Power", and "The Nightmare Continues." One thing that I enjoy about this album a lot is that there are no tracks that need to be skipped; every song is fantastic. If you like heavier and darker punk, then buy this album right now.

Strongest Tracks: All of them

Weakest Tracks: None

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Album Review: Number of the Beast

Album: The Number of the Beast
Band: Iron Maiden
Genre: Classic Metal
Year of Release: 1982
Duration: 44:56
Label: Sanctuary
Rating: 9.8/10

    The Number of the Beast is not only a bona-fide classic metal album, but an absolutely freaking fantastic one. From the sound of an F power chord striking like thunder in the intro to "Invaders" to at-the-time new guy Bruce Dickinson's wailing at the end of "Hallowed be Thy Name", this is an extremely enjoyable album. The production is solid, but the bass is a little bit too loud. However, this isn't much of a problem, since Steve Harris one of the key reasons Iron Maiden sounds the way they do. The songs are just so catchy, and they're somewhat progressive, but they don't drag on forever like they do on Maiden's newer albums. Bruce Dickinson's vocals are spot on, and while I like (previous Iron Maiden singer) Paul Di'anno, Dickinson is much better;his voice is much more memorable. The melodies on this album are really good, especially on the chorus to "The Prisoner" and the classic "Run to the Hills". The guitar work is fantastic, as it is very prominent, but it also works around Steve Harris's trademark gallopy bass lines. Every song on here is flawless, with the exception of the penultimate track "Gangland". Its not that its a bad song, its just not as memorable as songs like "Number of the Beast" or "Children of the Damned". The lyrical content on this album is also much darker than Maiden's later work.  Just listen to the lyrics to "22 Arcadia Avenue" or "Children of the Damned" and you'll see what I mean. Overall, this is a fan-freaking-tastic album that every metalhead, casual or hardcore should own. If you say you like metal and you don't own this, I don't know what to say to you. This album is to metal what pizza is to Italian food.

Strongest Tracks: "Invaders", "Children of the Damned", "The Prisoner", "22 Arcadia Avenue", "Number of the Beast", "Run to the Hills", "Hallowed  Be thy Name"

Weakest Tracks: "Gangland"

This is a great hidden Gem from Megadeth



Monday, July 18, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Alternate Band Names

Lamb of God = Sheep of Jesus

Black Flag = Dark Banner

Gorilla Biscuits = Monkey Cookies

Minor Threat = Underage Warning

Misfits = Outcasts

Germs = Bacteria

Led Zeppelin = Lead Blimp

Bad Brains = Evil Craniums

Youth Brigade = Adolescence Battalion

Suicidal Tendencies = Self Killing propensity


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

My Top 5 favorite album covers

#5: The Cramps Bad Music for Bad People



     This is a simply awesome album cover to look at. The sinister yet cartoonish looking image of a man with a half pompadour, half mohawk symbolizing  the merging of punk and rockabilly to create psychobilly. Even if you dislike this album cover, just look at all of the minuscule detail put into it in the man's hair and facial features. The album cover perfectly sums up the album which lies inside: nasty, campy, and just amazing. In fact, I have a   t-shirt with the album cover that I have worn so many times to the point of it being faded from a dark black to a musty dark grey. I even got into the cramps because I found this album cover so eye catching, so I checked out the band, and sure enough, they were fantastic.



#4: Minor Threat Out of Step

    This is simply a work of pure art. Symbolizing a person who is "out of step with the world" with a black sheep is simply genius. The symbolism is fantastic, and I have the black sheep as my google profile picture (and do not plan on changing it anytime soon). This album may not be as great as Minor Threat's earlier work, but its album cover is simply amazing. Though it looks very simple, this album cover conveys a very strong meaning. Though the title track that the album artwork is based off of may be about straight edge,  the artwork symbolizes a straight edge person... ...and much more. This is an album cover I cannot forget.


#3: Lamb of God As the Palaces Burn


   
The first time I saw this album cover, I had no idea what it was, but I knew it looked awesome. After about half an hour of research, I discovered it was the shroud of turan covered in blood splatters and all sorts of machinery surrounding it. From what I've read, I can't find what the meaning behind this is from the internet, but In my own opinion I think it represents the downfall of humanity because of technology (you can do the thinking yourself, as this takes a while to explain. This meaning makes the album cover look even cooler, as it makes it seem sort of apocalyptic in a way. I really enjoy this album cover.



#2: Iron Maiden Number of the Beast

   
    I remember seeing this album cover at a young age and thinking that it simply looked awesome. Its nothing serious and super arty like the previous album covers on this list, it just looks really cool with Eddie possessing the devil. Like entry #5, I have a badass t shirt of the album cover of this, and I've scared many stupid uptight old people with it. This album is one of the best metal albums, and also one of the best metal album covers. It doesn't need to be super gory or scary to be cool, it just needs to look cool, and this album artwork is beyond cool. There really isn't much left to say about this album cover other than... um.. 666! THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST!!!

#1: Black Flag My War

      Not only is this one of my favorite albums of all time, but the album cover is just as good, if not better. There is a very interesting and easy to pick up meaning behind this album cover if you've listened to the title track. The smiling pig looking man is obviously "one of them", and the hand with the knife is probably Henry Rollins. This album's artwork is just as intense as the album, as it is dark and personal, just like any other Raymond Pettibon piece of art. When I listen to this album, I like to just stare at the album cover, and for some reason it seems to enhance the albums meaning. I love this album cover.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Minor Threat "It Follows"

I like that part where there's a palm mute on the guitar towards the end and Ian kind of talks.

Monday, June 27, 2016

I think OFF! couldn't have more simple merch



This is a cool patch, I just wish OFF! had better merch and more artwork on their stuff. Kinda like Black Flag did.

Youth Brigade "Sink With Kalifornija"

Even though Youth Brigade is one of the most generic hardcore bands, this song sounds really different from a lot of other stuff. I like the end part.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

Album Review: "Gig"

Album: "Gig"
Band: Circle Jerks
Genre: Hardcore Punk
Year of Release: 1992
Duration: 42:42
Label: Porterhouse Records
Rating: 7.0/10

     I've never exactly been a huge fan of live albums, but "Gig" from the Circle Jerks is actually pretty okay. The songs don't sound too different from the studio recordings, just a tad bit sloppier. The production is alright. The setlist includes most of the CJ's best songs. The album cover and layout are a little bland (The band's logo is a little bit shrunken), but it is out of print, so it makes something about the album seem special. If you want to know what the Circle Jerks are all about, then this is a good album to check out, because it has a very good tone on it. The Circle Jerks aren't a dark angry and disturbing band, like fellow L.A. hardcore band band Black Flag, and they aren't super intelligent and artistic like The Germs or X. The thing that makes The Circle Jerks who they are is humor and sarcasm. That is very apparent on this album, as Keith Morris adds some words to some songs, such as "Mrs. Jones". His commentary before and after songs is also rather amusing, such as at the end of "Wild in the Streets". I do enjoy the length of the album, as many of the band's studio albums are very short, usually under 30 minutes. I don't really have much to say about this album as far as how good it is. Its nothing spectacular or groundbreaking, but if you're a hardcore Circle Jerks fan or you just want a compilation with the best songs from the band, then "Gig" is for you. 

Strongest Tracks: "World up My Ass", "Beverly Hills", "Wild in the Streets", "Beat Me Senseless", "Mrs. Jones", "Coup D'etat", "In Your Eyes", "Deny Everything"

Weakest Tracks: "Letter Bomb", "I Don't", "High Price on our heads"

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Album Review: All Hallows EP

Album: All Hallows EP
Band: AFI
Genre: Horror Punk
Year of Release: 1999
Duration: 13:02
Label: Nitro Records
Rating: 8.9/10

    The All Hallows EP is easily AFI's best EP. It has everything you need for a great EP in a punk band: an epic intro, an awesome cover from a band they were influenced by, a catchy song, and a rage-filled thrasher at the end. When you hear the dark and ominous sounding opening notes to "Fall Children", you know that you are in for something awesome. Then you hear singer Davey Havok let out a long scream and the band breaks into a fast, exploding riff. By the end of the song, you are begging for more as you hear a music box slowly end the song. The cover of "Halloween" from the Misfits is fantastic. It is a lot faster, and AFI put their own spin on it. My one complaint about this album is on this track, and its not the song, its the ending. After the last chord is played, you get about two minutes worth of just quiet noise and a harp being played, which wasn't in the original song. The first song on side two, "The Boy who Destroyed the World" is the weakest track on the album, but its not a bad track at all. Its the most melodic number on the album, and the chorus will stick in your head for days at times, but its not as memorable as the closing track. "Totalimmortal" is hands down AFI's best song. It has a kick ass riff, lots of screaming, a semi-independent bass line, and just a great chorus. Moving on to packaging, the album cover is really cool and it suits the album very well. If you have vinyl like I do, then its on orange vinyl, which looks and sounds awesome. AFI's All Hallows EP is not an EP worth skipping.  

Strongest Tracks: "Fall Children", "Halloween", "Totalimmortal"

Weakest Track: "The Boy Who Destroyed the World"
 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Album Review: New American Gospel

Album: New American Gospel
Band: Lamb of God
Genre: Groove Metal, Extreme Metal
Label: Prosthetic Records
Year of Release: 2000
Duration: 41:40
Rating: 9.2/10

   After releasing a very underground self titled album under the moniker "Burn the Priest", Lamb of God changed their name to... well, Lamb of God after being mistaken for a satanic metal band. The band didn't soften up whatsoever on their sort-of debut album, however. The transition was similar to what Metallica had done from Kill 'em All to Ride the Lightning. They slowed down a bit, but tried to be heavier in slightly less speedy ways. Though New American Gospel features many face melting moments on it, specifically on tracks like "A Warning" and "Letter to the Unborn", it eliminates some of the strong Death Metal elements of Burn the Priest and replaces them with intense and constantly changing rhythm patterns. Rather than blatantly blasting their way through the album, the band does it in a special Groove Metal style. After owning the CD for nearly two weeks of not going a day without listening to it, I still never see some of the time changes coming. The lyrical content on the album is much darker and angrier than on later Lamb of God Releases. "Terror and Hubris in the House of Frank Pollard" has some of the most unrelentingly dark and mysterious subjects on any Lamb of God album. "A Warning" has a very angry atmospheric vibe to it, with Randy Blythe telling listeners to fear him. The production may not be as good as on, say, Ashes of the Wake, but it kind of adds to the experience, making the album sound like more of a mysterious demo tape. There are many things on this album I heard that countless modern metal bands have totally ripped off. Who hasn't heard a breakdown in a song that doesn't sound like the groove-heavy intro to "The Subtle Arts of Murder and Persuasion"? The drums sound somewhat thin, but like I said, this adds to the experience. The guitar parts are insanely catchy and memorable, but a little bit too memorable. On some songs towards the end of the album, I expect to hear a riff or a rhythm that I heard already, and I hear one very similar to another, making most of the songs sound the same. This was my only tiny problem with the album. Randy Blythe's vocals are very different from future Lamb of God vocals. Rather than over pronouncing the vowels in the words, he only brings out the O's and U's, and sometimes makes the A's sound like O's. I would totally recommend this to a fan of extreme metal or groove metal, and I really like this Kick Ass debut album from Lamb Of God.

Strongest Tracks: "Black Label", "A Warning", "Letter to the Unborn", "In Absence of the Sacred", "Terror and Hubris in the House of Frank Pollard", "The Subtle Arts of Murder and Persuasion", "O.D.H.G.A.B.F.E."

Weakest Tracks: "Pariah", "Confessional"

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Discharge "Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing"

I love the drum intro to this song. Its really climatic, and the chorus is really memorable and sticks in your head.
 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Album Review: Everything Went Black

Album: Everything Went Black
Band: Black Flag
Genre: Hardcore Punk
Year of Release: 1982
Duration: 1:02:29 
Rating: 9.0/10

   Everything went Black is a fantastic compilation of unreleased Black Flag recordings from their pre-Rollins era. I usually don't care much for compilations of unreleased material, but this is an amazing album to listen to. If you are familiar with the band's debut first Damaged and/or their EP Jealous Again, then you will know most of the songs on this album, as the majority of the songs on here are also found on those recordings. The only song on here that isn't on any other Black Flag release is "I don't Care". The first nine songs on the album are sung by Keith Morris, Black Flag's original singer. Its nice to hear more Black Flag recordings with him on vocals, as he was only with the band during the release of their debut EP Nervous Breakdown. These are the strongest tracks on the album, however, like the legendary Nervous Breakdown EP, there is almost no bass at all. This isn't much of a problem though, because it adds to the raw sound of the album. The next five songs on this album are sung by Ron Reyes. These songs are good and I really enjoy Reyes's version of "My Rules". The last ten songs on the album are sung by Dez Cadena, who wasn't particularly my favorite Black Flag singer. The last track on this album isn't an actual song, it is 17 minutes of amusing radio ads for Black Flag's concerts black in the late 70's. Many of these are very funny, especially the first one, in which the life of the average Black Flag fan is pretty much summed up. My only problem with this album is the large number of repeat songs. A lot of the songs are played more than once, so for example, by the time yo hear "Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie" for the third time on the same album, you get kind if tired of it. It is interesting to see how the songs evolved though. I really like this album, and its not just for hardcore Black Flag fans either, as many anthologies of unreleased recordings usually are. Overall, if you like angry Punk Rock with songs under 4 minutes, then this album is definitely for you.

Strongest Tracks: "Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie", "Depression", "Police Story", "My Rules", "No Values", "White Minority", "Damaged I", "Clocked In"

Weakest Tracks: "Damaged II", "Padded Cell"

"Land of Treason"

It took.... 7.... Mother freaking takes to get this right!
 

Friday, June 3, 2016

So Here's everything I got at Amoeba Today!

I bought New American Gospel from Lamb of God, Everything Went Black from Black Flag, Reinventing the Steel from Pantera, and Gig from the Circle Jerks.
 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

I'm going to this labrynth tommorow!

XD its gonna be freaking awesome!

Well This is Disturbing

I read that the whereabouts of the lady on this album cover and who she is are unknown. That kinda creeps me out. 

Black Flag "Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie"

This is probably my favorite song off of Damaged. I like the chorus, and Henry Rollins sounds better than any other Black Flag singer has on this track.
 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Album Review: Repeater + 3 songs

Album:Repeater (+ 3 Songs)
Band: Fugazi
Genre: Post Hardcore
Duration: 42:41
Rating: 8.2/10

   Though Fugazi's debut album may not have major anthems such as "Waiting Room" or "Margin Walker", but in my opinion it is Fugazi's best album. Since I am reviewing the CD version, I will also include the bonus EP 3 Songs. This album is mainly great because of it's strong melodies in songs like "Turnover". The guitar parts are flashy, but not in a show-offy hard rock way, they are just very prominent, as are the bass lines. Interestingly, the bass lines sound more upbeat, while the guitar parts are darker sounding, which creates Fugazi's signature sound. Guy Picciotto and Ian Mackaye's vocals are very good as well, and they add an essential element to the melodies in the songs. The drumming is very funk inspired, as it is very rhythmic and not just a human metronome. The lyrics on the album are very poetic and intriguing, because they usually mean what you wouldn't think they do. In particular, the lyrics to (my personal favorite track on the album) "Shut the Door" are very perplexing. 3 Songs pretty much sounds exactly like Repeater, except the songs are a tad bit more rhythmic and percussive, especially in the song "Song #1". The production on both the album and the EP is great, because i is perfectly clear, and it is nearly flawless. Overall, Repeater + 3 Songs is a fantastic album and should appeal to any kind of music fan due to its attracting sound.

Strongest Tracks: "Turnover", "Repeater", "Merchandise", "Blueprint", "Shut the Door", "Greed". "Song #1", "Break in"

Weakest Tracks: "Joe #1", "Brendan #1",