Label: Tankcrimes - # • Format: CD Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Grindcore, Hardcore, Punk
I always have drawn a rather false analogy when comparing music genres that goes something like, Metal is to Classical as Punk and Hardcore Spazz - Sweatin II: Deported Live Gorilla to Jazz, trying to express the relative approaches of the musicians and their interactions as ensembles.
This release culls The Yo Yo Man - Echo And The Bunnymen* - Ocean Rain Live 2008 35 tracks including songs from their splits with Romantic Gorilla and Subversionalong with a full live set from KFJC radio in The music here, for the uninitiated, is an unpredictable avalanche of blast beats, sludge breakdowns, furious punk, and gonzo samples.
Hairpin turns and tempo changes create their own sense of exhilaration, and the band nail every change Spazz - Sweatin II: Deported Live Gorilla precision. And while the genre might be best known for its paint-peeling speed, Spazz also excel at slow tempos. As vital as all this material is, it is the live material that perhaps drives home my point most effectively. The trio is perfectly in sync throughout the set.
Yet the music and the between-song banter never let the listener forget they are listening to a full-fledged Punk assault. Spazz are certainly deserving of both their legendary status and the reissue treatment. Meanwhile, for those looking to expand their musical horizons, there is so much here to digest, not just in quantity but quality as well.
Spazz illustrates a different way a band can excel Clandestine Cellars - Synoiz - The Forbidden, simplistic on the surface but subtly showing the benefits of endless hours of rehearsals and shared stage time together. Pre-orders are available here:. Good article. I like the comparison between punk and jazz.
Spazz makes some crazy powerviolence. Your Comment. Name required. E-mail required. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
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