Un métal progressif ultra-technique, ultra-agressif et surtout dominé par des parties vocales que je trouve à la limite du supportable. Ça reste très intéressant, mais trop loin de ma zone de confort.
“Life’s nothing like the way I knew it…Mid-life feels more like being half dead.”
So howls to the sky Dan Alex Riviera on Twin Lords' debut album, "Devastating Planetary Shift," and I think it's safe to say he speaks for all of us. An unnamed character's lament. He is Jung’s Modern Man in Search of a Soul, he is the shaved-ape, cursed with consciousness; the secret, kind soul, shat upon since birth; the passenger, traversing dusty and dirty alleyways, pocket-knife at the ready - to defend and to kill those who wish to trample on him, and take what is his, and laugh at his misfortune and ignore his beautiful and curious nature. He is me and you and we have had enough.
Such is the lyrical and spiritual content of New York’s Twin Lords debut album “Devastating Planetary Shift.” A forty-minute odyssey of gonzo, insatiable riffs, thunderous, progressive melodies and blast-beaten, janked-out anthems that ache to be cranked up as loud as your face-piece can handle. Urgent, and furious. To the death.
One part Lightening Bolt, one part Nomeansno, and one part Bastard Noise, Twin Lords play a punishing mix of swirling, melodic, progressive, heavy-as-hell metal rooted in insane bass riffs and blast-off drumming. The music is beautifully weird, wonderful, infectious and totally fresh – a welcome sonic salve for fans of original, extreme music that speaks to the human condition.