I have been hoping for about a year that I would get a submission catering to my love for Industrial, and Escape To What have certainly delivered.
I think we have a name for ourselves covering a lot of obscure, weirder and damn right abstract music this year. The new single from Scar Polish is certainly up there.
Remember in the 90’s when Indie and Alternative Rock were quite moody but had something special about them? Well Pilod seem to.
There’s not really much to give this introduction, other than the fact the name drew me in, followed by the album art. Also I have a fucking mental rabbit running around me and climbing my legs right now. Cute guy.
So here we are, me finally getting around to writing another review, and yet another release that has torn my opinion right down the middle (or there abouts).
I’ll be honest, this is one of the most difficult reviews I’ve ever tried to start writing. Not so much because of its unique art rock approach, but more because of my conflicted level of interest throughout. I don’t like to start firing off negativity, especially for how much I actually do like Collider as a whole, but the first few tracks are attention demanding.
Not many bands whack out tracks over 10 minutes long that really get me going. And these proggy types of music, even the (in my opinion) better ones don’t usually get further listens from me post review. Ancestro may be a first here.
If you suffer from depression, suicidal thoughts or anything along those lines and will be potentially triggered by detailed and personal shit on the matter, then proceed with caution. Likewise if you want something music related, you may want to skip past this post.
You remember in the 90s when a herd of pop punk bands influenced by the likes of The Descendents were starting to gain traction and were pretty good, but then rapidly turned to dog shite alongside the mainstream success? Von Stache are like that peak in the genre, and with their third release, still not showing any signs of becoming said mainstream dog shite. Who said punk was dead?