||CHVRCHES + Twin Shadow.|
||"Please, Let's Go Away"
||Uplifting, borderline-uplooking Chilean shoegaze.|
||Embarrassing to be a nu metal band who has to have a Youtube cover-duo make your song "Heavy" actually be heavy.|
||"The Distorting Light"
||Did you know you can get feedback from earthquakes?|
||Sometimes it's reassuring to know that the sound of the universe dying in torment can be cheeringly cathartic.|
||Creep - EP 4
||Sometimes you know from the band name, song title and cover art exactly what the music is going to sound like. But not always.|
||No Generation 6
||Sometimes your transits stall pensively behind lumbering dreams,|
||"The Hanging Cage"
||Please Help Me - EP 6
||and then wriggle free.|
||"Tears of a Dragonheart"
||War of Dragons
||Close to the Sun
||You may think you need re-recorded versions of heroic pop-metal anthems of your youth, but you really do not.|
||Mood dissonance: florid, expansive power-metal epic about total hopeless nihilism.|
||Or a bounding party-metal romp about terminal alcoholism.|
||"I Will Wait"
||A World of Fools
||Kansas, I've a feeling we're not in Toto anymore.|
||"The Real Me"
||But that's no reason to assume that a foreigner|
||Can't Go Home
||will make bad company on your journey.|
||Born Of Osiris
||The Eternal Reign
||Styx wasted a perfectly good death-metal name,|
||Death Come Cover Me
||"Let Me Love You"
||Let Me Love You +1
||but there is always room for more in the underworld,|
||Coast To Coast
||or whatever you call it where roaring Brit-rock goes,|
||Balancing the Different
||even if it comes from Los Angeles.|
||It takes patience to fabricate in the mist world.|
||And a comprehensive familiarity with the zoning rules,|
||and the properties of corrosion.|
||"No Faced Mindless"
||But if you make it through, majestic arcologies of destruction await.|
||Is there a version of yoga with sharp swords? This would be good for that.|
||The yoga part, of course, is hard to do in armor, and thus not strictly neccessary.|
||Studies have shown that you get exactly the same karmic benefits from screaming in righteous rage,|
||when the math indicates.|
||The manifest destiny of progress arises from the inherent way technique transcends inherited constraints.|
||The serpents only look like serpents when you're too hungry to think of anything but danger.|
||But even when you narrow it down to best Finnish metal band with a female singer, you are still besieged.|
||Defeated enemies rise again, only stronger.|
||The Mountain Goats
||"Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back to Leeds"
||You only change the progress of the battle when you start refusing to fight this way,|
||The New Pornographers
||"This Is The World Of The Theater"
||when you stop distinguishing so insistently between protest marches and parades,|
||Electric Eye +1
||when you let the robots join your side.|
||"Strike the Earth"
||Look: until the dragons come, none of this mild disarray qualifies as actual carnage.|
||If you think Sweden has problems, you're right, because there are problems everywhere there's music,|
||For Show 5
||everywhere there's people or air.|
||"Gotta Thing About You"
||I've long suspected the air is the fundamental problem, because you never hear about rising crime-rates in airless towns.|
||"A Mass for Metaphysicians"
||But the corrupt weasels in the government will never fund my giant air-removal machine.|
||Fucking Big Air. No wonder things never get fixed.|
||"Takk og farvel"
||Half the air in Sweden is probably illegal air from Norway.|
||"Das Beste kommt noch"
||If your wall doesn't form an airtight seal against the surface of the sky, it's a waste of perfectly good bodies.|
||"Intention to Deceive"
||They won't tell you this, and they have their reasons, and I think you understand that.|
||"Into the Spiral"
||Stalking the Ghost
||They need the bodies,|
||"What Do You Want?"
||What Do You Want?
||and they really don't want to have to explain why.|
||"WAY OF GLORY"
||WAY OF GLORY
||You can't make walls out of bodies if they won't stop dancing,|
||"If tomorrow comes"
||and won't stop making those chirpy not-dying noises.|
||We fortified to stop the robots shaped like boxy fanged camels, because that's what they looked like in movies,|
||Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
||and they showed up looking like teenage girls who move faster than we can shift stones.|
||And they came in and stood behind us and tapped us on our shoulders instead of cutting off our heads.|
||And cutting off our heads does kind of seem like the easier approach,|
||Little Big Town
||"Night On Our Side"
||but if you don't settle for the easy destructive cop-outs,|
||"Hen of Hades"
||you get a pagan ball instead of a tedious hazmat cleanup.|
||How about this: for every new toxin you want to release, you have to clean up two existing ones?|
||"All Shall Burn"
||All Shall Burn
||You should probably realize that it's a bad sign when the trees are invoking fire.|
||You want us to feel pride when we look at your shitty MAGA shirts? Start sending trucks full of them to people who need clothes.|
||Gang Signs & Prayer
||What kind of miserable coward has their own plane but only uses it to go where there are golf courses?|
||"Hit Then Run"
||There's a reason your daughter's business "makes" rebranded non-essentials.|
||"Each & Every Day"
||Tears in the Club
||You looked at bottles of water in a world of drought and thought "How can I sell those for higher prices to richer people?"|
||"L'heure des Sorcières"
||That's what you taught her.|
||You taught her to use your name to avoid responsibility.|
||"The Topiary Animals Are Telling Me to Do Terrible Things"
||What's she going to do after you've bled it of this power?|
||"Start All Over"
||What are the people who believed in you going to do after you finally declare your moral bankruptcy?|
||"All Your Fault"
||They don't have moral savings, or they wouldn't have been cheering you in the first place.|
||"Colliding By Design"
||Colliding By Design
||But they're going to see you without makeup at the end of this.|
||"Off To Live"
||Off To Live +1
||It doesn't end in glory. Fascist pyramid-schemes never do.|
||"Nyataquance - Koffi Trump"
||It ends in rueful cartoons and cliché.|
||Second to Sun
||It ends with everything you care about fallen,|
||"Outside The Lights Of The City"
||and burned in tiny bonfires people won't even toast s'mores over, because they make the marshmallows taste like hair.|
||"Suspiria De Profundis"
||Sermon Ov Wrath
||Monsters achieve greatness in defeat.|
||Light of the Morning Star
||"Black Throne Ascension"
||Cemetery Glow 3
||Most pathetically, you are not even monstrous.|
||"Tür und Angel"
||This is the superhero movie in which the villain's secret power is a limping dog who shits on your stoop because he treats it badly.|
||"Right Now (feat. Njomza and Alex & Alex)"
||And if none of this scares you, here's one more thought: your kids are smarter than you.|
||"Újra nézz rám"
||Reversion to the mean, you know? This is why immigration alwys works better than inbreeding.|
||"Mad Shelley's Letterbox"
||So they're going to figure you out.|
||Zone of Avoidance
||Probably they figured you out long ago, of course. But it's going to get to the point where they're going to have to admit what they know.|
||199X (Deluxe Version)
||You thought an unsecured email server and a live mic on a set-trailer were bad?|
||"Teaching Birds How to Fly"
||The First Corpse on the Moon
||The highest imperative and greatest capacity of privilege is self-preservation, and you are going to fuck that one simple thing up beyond retrieval.|
||The country will survive you. The planet will survive you. The day you go, this will stop being The Democracy Who Elected a Shithead.|
||But the stains on the things your little hands cradled will remain.|
||"We Can be Concrete"
||Pure, Beyond Reproach
||The ones who embraced you will remember the feeling every time they try to breathe.|
||And the enemies you have made? We will be the ones to care for those you leave behind.|