Thursday, May 10, 2012
Old Gods - S/T
Old Gods is a bunch of ex-members of bands I've never heard of, with the exception that one of the guitarist was a late addition to the Dillinger Escpae Plan. The production on the record is noisy and dirty, translating an unpolished feel which works pretty well for this style of music. It's mixed nicely, allowing the screaming vocals to sit within the mid gain guitar. The drums have a pretty big sound, with just a touch of reverb, while some fuzzy bass adds to the foundation of things.
The only track that seems out of place is "Shock Corridor" which tries to do some type of sassy garage rock sort of thing that seems to fall short. The rest of the tracks are pretty solid if you're looking for something heavy and dirty. It's nothing new or groundbreaking, but it's done well.
Posted by Tom Schlatter at 11:38 AM