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Teenage Strange - Eerie Energy [7-inch] (Cover Artwork)

Teenage Strange

Teenage Strange: Eerie Energy [7-inch]Eerie Energy [7-inch] (2013)
GloryHole Records

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: superskabrosuperskabro
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Other than a handful of laughable Christian metalcore bands, the Indianapolis music scene isn't known for much. The past few years, however, have produced a phenomenal crop of heavy, sludgy, garage-y bands that are sure to make waves. Leading the pack are Teenage Strange. After playing around for.


Other than a handful of laughable Christian metalcore bands, the Indianapolis music scene isn't known for much. The past few years, however, have produced a phenomenal crop of heavy, sludgy, garage-y bands that are sure to make waves. Leading the pack are Teenage Strange.

After playing around for a few months, the three-piece quickly fine-tuned their sound. Based heavily on Black Sabbath-style riffs and the inhalation of marijuana, their sound is well-crafted and ear-numbing. Eerie Energy, their first release, is a fine taste of what TS is capable of.

Side A, the title track, is a classic bong-rattler that wouldn't be out of place on a older-era Queens of the Stone Age record. The vocals, however, are much more Alice Cooper than Josh Homme. The song chugs along for three minutes at a mildly headbanging pace, with a rollicking bass lick to help move it along.

"Zeitgeist," on the flip side, is a six-minute rager that kicks off with a doom-y riff. That riff keeps the main body of the song roaring until about the three-minute mark when the song breaks down into the sludge zone. I dare you to try to resist headbanging to this one.

At only two tracks, it's a bit hard to gauge how well TS will fare when they collect a full album's worth of songs, but I'm assuming it's going to be impressive. Eerie Energy is a great introduction to a great band. Let's just hope they can continue to roll at full steam.

 

 
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SilentStorms (June 13, 2013)

This cover is almost identical to Portugal. The Man's new album.

superskabro (June 12, 2013)

whew. I was really confused there for a second....

davebrave4 (June 12, 2013)

Also, Gloryhole Records? Hah!

davebrave4 (June 12, 2013)

Wow--despite name dropping a bunch of bands and genres that do nothing for me, this review has somehow piqued my interest. I'll have to check this band out.

thenewpope (June 12, 2013)

incredibly sorry for that post below. Wrong review. Teenage Strange does kick ass though. pay no attention to the ass below me

thenewpope (June 12, 2013)

Who is editing the reviews here? More than half of this "review" was completely unnecessary. I don't read music reviews to learn what your trip on the turnpike was like, your ignorant opinions on cities, or what you ate for fucking dinner! Someone PLEASE put a leash on this fuckin' guy!

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