This is one of those reviews where that I laughed, said "what the fuck..." and immediately youtube'd this album. If you like HEAVY stoner doom metal, this one's for you!
OM’s newest release starts off with “Addis,” a spiritual eastern sounding vibe that puts you in a kind of head space similar to laying on a pallet in a warehouse with two broken legs, next to a pipe and a Chinese senior citizen. Then just like that, it jumps into track two’s “State Of Non-Return” with full volume and all the sludge-groove of a Sleep song. The song trudges through, then near the end, that same Chinese senior citizen returns and says, “It’s round two but don’t worry, I’m buying brosef.” Leading us into track three “Gethsemane,” with that same feeling of pleasant warehouse gut-rot, but this time it starts to turn evil with a drum beat. When the vocals kick in, you can’t help but to think that if Satan is real he probably listen’s to OM and he’s probably super lazy, but lazy in that funny way. Like he’s eating chips on a foldout lawn chair by a stream of lava then he grabs his lemonade to take a drink, and when it gets up to his lips, the ice is all stuck together and rushes towards his mouth at the same time spilling the lemonade all over his brand new TapOut t-shirt, and he totally just laughs and shrugs. And that’s why lemonade is America’s #1 beverage.
—Justin Gradin, Color 10.3
P.S. I wanna try and see the Super Dogs show at the PNE this week - a dog doing a cartwheel?! You gotta see it to believe it.
See you next week!
What is Soundcheque Mondays anyway? Every week, I'll be posting a music review direct from the pages of Color that deserves another go-around, plus a video from the band so you get to hear the actual music that goes along with it. Win/Win!
Monday Feb 6, 2012 Soft Moon
Monday Feb 13, 2012 Cloud Nothings
Monday Feb 20, 2012 Nirvana
Monday Feb 27, 2012 Maria Minerva
Tuesday Mar 6, 2012 Royal Trux
Tuesday Mar 13, 2012 Zzbra
Monday July 16, 2012 Mac Demarco
Monday July 23, 2012 Ty Segall/White Fence
Monday July 30, 2012 Hush Arbors/Arbouretum
Tuesday Aug 7, 2012 Rap Goofz
Monday Aug 13, 2012 White Lung