Saturday 1 March 2014

The Ducks - Passing The Poison Back To The Spider

'Passing The Poison Back To The Spider'
The Ducks

(Band Submission)

Review by Brayden Bagnall

Genre/s: Noisegrind, Grindcore, Harsh Noise, Industrial, Experimental
For Fans Of: Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Insect Warfare, Nihilist Commando, Final Exit, Sete Star Sept, Foetus, The Gerogerigegege

'The Ducks sound like great bears trying to emulate metal or punk but being unable to do it in a polished way'

...You could take the bandcamp bio's word for it, or you could jump right into the sonic miasma that is The Ducks and decide for yourself. The band - split between Brisbane and Canberra, Australia - are an intriguing mix of structured grindcore/punk thrown into a turbulent maelstrom of experimental electronics and full on harsh noise that will surely make your head implode (or at least scratch it). On 'Passing The Poison Back To The Spider' you'll be marched forcefully through the realms of noise, HP Lovecraft, soft jazz, synth and bastbeats and copious amounts of sampling- it's an incredibly large selection of genres. juxtaposed in increasingly creative and opposed ways. At times The Ducks sound like Foetus emulating grindcore by way of power electronics, and at other times it's a synthpunk band covering Naked City songs backwards but ultimately The Ducks are in a league of their own creating some challenging music that defies all structure and convention to blow your mind (and speakers). Go and visit The Duck's bandcamp where this release and heaps of others are available as free downloads.

1.Terrain Adaptive Surgeries
2. Gods Or Forces Unknown
3. The Unseen Guest
4. Impulse Control
5. Your Children's Sleep
6. Shackled, Awaiting Trial
7. North Central Positronics
8. I Told You Longer
9. Completely Without Warning
10. In The Mist
11. You Go In The Box
12. Perpetual Recurrance
13. The World Will End In 1983
14. Horror Hospital
15. This Is My Last Visit


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