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Empty Silos Echo War - Inner Working Mechanics of a Failed Construct with Puritan Cement (Cover Artwork)

Empty Silos Echo War

Empty Silos Echo War: Inner Working Mechanics of a Failed Construct with Puritan CementInner Working Mechanics of a Failed Construct with Puritan Cement (2005)
Rok Lok Records

Reviewer Rating: 2.5


Contributed by: JesseJesse
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If the name of the band and album doesn't turn you off, then maybe their brand of spacey, sparse, dissonant rock will. But if that sort of stuff is your bag, then consider Empty Silos Echo War your new favorite band. I mean, why not? The album starts out with "Thin Blue Lipped Wind Wave of Nothin.


If the name of the band and album doesn't turn you off, then maybe their brand of spacey, sparse, dissonant rock will. But if that sort of stuff is your bag, then consider Empty Silos Echo War your new favorite band. I mean, why not?

The album starts out with "Thin Blue Lipped Wind Wave of Nothing's Goodbye," a song title that just makes me want to slap someone. Melody-heavy slow key and guitar riffs float up and down over a solid moving bass line until the drums kick in loud and heavy. And then ripping guitar riffs. Dissonant `80s double-tapping with plenty of distortion and feedback. Fucking awesome guitar. Like if Godspeed! You Black Emperor grew balls and listened to "Eruption" over and over, giving prayers to Mr. Van Halen himself.

And the rest of the album follows in that vein, which is sort of cool to the fact that yes, this band has defined a sound for themselves. But it also kind of sucks because the album is about two minutes away from boring me to tears at some points. And I can't stand the song titles and lyrics -- just pretentious art school blathering, and trust me, I knows when I sees it; I go to art school.

Maybe if I were in a different place I'd love this album. I probably would have about three years ago, but now all I care about is Hank Williams, Bruce Springsteen, and Slayer. Maybe I'll cycle along again and warm up to this stuff (I have been rotating King Crimson a lot more lately). For now, I think I'll take a pass at songs like "Realization(S)(Thru a Greasy Windscreen)" and "From The Heart(S) of Space" and settle on "Honky-Tonkin'" and "Angel of Death."

 


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Scruffy (May 8, 2006)

The Rising is pretty good. you should get it. I like Darkness On the Edge of Town a lot.

danperrone (May 8, 2006)

you gotta get into 18 tracks, there are some gems on that one, mainly seaside bar song, loose ends, MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN, trouble river, the fever, etc etc

Jesse (May 5, 2006)

born to run
nebraska
darkness on the edge of town
the ghost of tom joad
the wild, the innocent, and the e street shuffle
devils and dust
born in the u.s.a.

I still haven't listened to the Rising or 18 Tracks very much, but the late 80s/early 90s trio don't count. His 3 Nebraska type albums are gold, Ghost of Tom Joad slays.

danperrone (May 5, 2006)

fuck this shit i'm hijacking this mother...this is now a bruce springsteen thread

IN ORDER! :::

born to run
the wild, the innocent, and the e street shuffle
greetings from asbury park
born in the u.s.a.
18 tracks / tracks
darkness on the edge of town
the rising
tunnel of love
the river
nebraska
devils and dust
lucky town
human touch
the ghost of tom joad

danperrone (May 5, 2006)

bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuce

still unparalleled

Anonymous (May 5, 2006)

Hank Williams, Bruce Springsteen, and Slayer.

wow, feel sorry for you.

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