Saturday 9 November 2013
An Albatross - We Are Lazer Viking
Genre/s: Noise Rock, Mathgrind, Mathcore
For Fans Of: Daughters, The Locust, Holy Molar, Melt Banana
With a name like that, you can probably tell this is going to be an obnoxious album, and by jove you're right. An Albatross are a crazy mathgrind/noise rock unit, and on 'We Are Lazer Viking' they bring circus-y riffs, deranged screams and punchy synth lines together in a demented menagerie of sonic confusion. Much like The Locust, An Albatross have nailed the balance of aggression and weird; their sound both chaotic and startlingly dance-able. We Are Lazer Viking manages to pack in 11 songs, in about 8 minutes - a feat unto itself, considering the songs jump from full on grindcore freak-outs to cock-rock rejects and then back to new-wave wannabes. If you're aiming to fry your brain and piss off your neighbours at the same time, this is the way to go.
1. I Am The Lazer Viking
2. Let’s Get On With It!
3. Electric Suits And Cowboy Boots
4. The Revolutionary Politics Of Dance
5. The Triumph Of The Lazer Viking
6. Get Faster, Cry For Happy
8. The Manifesto Of The Divine Children
10. The Vitally Important Pelvic Thrust