Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Retox - 2010 Retox EP

Band : Retox
Album : Retox EP
Release Year : 2010
Genre : Power Violence / Mathcore

Tracklist :
1. Ready To Spit
2. I Rub The Wrong Way
3. We hang By Our Eyelids
4. Unpleasant Food
5. Rusty Sheriff’s Badge
6. Go Ahead And Rescue
7. Put Some Hair On It
8. Piss Elegant

There is a relationship between society and the music it creates. Where it’s simply music, and not a revolution, it is a revolutionary tool. More importantly, music is an effective form of communication and a means of emotional expression. A stern “fuck you” to the powers that be is an obvious reaction to modern times. Retox is that reaction to stagnant and boring cultures, as well as the countercultures that have slipped into a sea of pointlessness. The band is a reaction to the world that the members and their comrades live in: lives littered with frustration; lives soaked in violence. Featuring members of acts such as The Locust, Head Wound City, Holy Molar, All Leather, Some Girls, and The Festival of Dead Deer. With violent music, as with Retox, there is no choice but to retoxify.

Dishing out powerviolence influenced mathcore on their self-titled EP. “Ready to spit” opens up the album with a barrage of drums and guitar hammer-ons much akin to Daughters’ Canada Songs. And with 8 songs totally just over 7 minutes, you know what you’re in for from the first track. Botch stylized tempos, These Arms are Snakes guitars, and nonstandard chord uses like the Blood Brothers are riddled throughout. The lyrics are from the same dark resides of the mind that this auditory aggression comes from.


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