Song Review: Breihan Dryden – “One, Two, Fuck, You”

Song Review: Breihan Dryden – “One, Two, Fuck, You”

Song review: One, Two, Fuck, You Artist: Breihan Dryden Location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States Date of Release: January, 2014 Genre: Metal Reviewer: Permabaked My first impressions from listening to One,Two,Fuck,You was that the song is pretty heavy and “in-your-face”, like I’m assuming it’s meant to be. You can really hear the anger in the vocals and lyrics, and complimented with the way that the instruments are played, it gives it an almost punk vibe in places, which I actually liked quite a bit. That being said, I also noticed the poor quality of the guitars and vocals pretty much straight away as well, which definitely subtracted from my first thoughts of this song. The song has a fairly standard structure. You have your standard verse-chorus-verse-chorus layout, which, in the case of this genre, doesn’t damage the song by any means, but it definitely doesn’t do it any favours. My biggest gripe with the structure of the song is that nothing really builds up in it, which is a little disappointing. It does actually sound like it’s going to build up into this huge, heavy breakdown or outro towards the end, however all you’re left with is an anti-climactic ending and the sense that this song could have had something awesome to finish it off. The instruments are played in a relatively basic manner throughout the song, which isn’t actually too big of a deal, as the vocals and lyrics are the main focus of the song. However, there are a couple of instrumental bits in the song, which means that the main focus suddenly disappears temporarily, because the guitar...
Song Review: Nicolas Cage Fighter – “Skull Drag”

Song Review: Nicolas Cage Fighter – “Skull Drag”

Song review: “Skull Drag” Band: Nicolas Cage Fighter Location: Melbourne, VIC, Australia Date of Release: 11/07/12 Genre: Heavy Reviewer: Golden Eagle HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGG GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG –deep breath- NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG! For those of you unaware of what I am trying to portray here, that is the level of ejaculation that occurred upon listening to Skull Drag by Nicolas Cage Fighter. I’ve been hearing about this band a lot but for some reason never got around to listening to them. Finally their manager linked this song to us and I just had to cave in and see what kind of music a band called Nicolas Cage Fighter was making. From the get go, this song whips out its dick and smacks you in the face with it. It starts off with a classic two step style beat; palm muted guitars, power chords, driving drums, awesome. Some people may refer to this as generic, but I prefer to think of it in terms of a good wank: You’ve done it a thousand times before, but as if you’re gonna stop doing it because you’ve done it before! It’s after this that the vocals kick in. If there is anything that you take away from this review, I want it to be how much I love this guys high-pitched screams. Think Trevor Strnad’s grunt having sex with Mitch Lucker’s rasp and you might have a basic idea of what I’m talking about. While his lows aren’t quite as good, I find them to have a really unique sound to them. Not only that, but the lyrics during his low screams are so clearly audible, even Youtube...
Song Review: Incrusted Dust – “Ciesta”

Song Review: Incrusted Dust – “Ciesta”

Song review: Ciesta Band: Incrusted DUST Location: Sacramento, CA, USA Date of Release: Genre: Pop-punk Reviewer: Golden Eagle I can’t remember a time I’ve felt so torn on my opinion of a song. This isn’t just your regular ‘I don’t know if I love it or hate it’ however. No, instead, I can’t tell whether I think this song is worth 6/10 or 7/10. I can’t tell whether it’s a good song or just an okay song. Do you see my problem here? The first thing I noticed about Ciesta is the sheer punchiness of the guitar. Like, if the guitar riff could play every time Sylvester Stallone punches someone in Rocky, nothing would make me happier. It’s got a great 90’s pop punk feel to it and really gets you pumped. This unfortunately is the only part that I feel could be considered ‘really good’. Once rest of the band kicks in, I can’t help but feel they could have pulled the guitar back a little bit in the mix. It kind of feels a bit too loud and overpowers the rest of the song. The bass, while having a really nice tone seems to have a little bit of string popping, which I just really can’t look past. It really distracts, especially in the guitar mutes during the verse riff. This could just be down to a production issue however, so I’ll let this one slide. I also feel like the bass could have used a few more notes than just the root notes of each chord. Seriously, hearing the bottom note just begins to get mind...