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Lords: Fuck All Y'All MotherfuckersFuck All Y'All Motherfuckers (2008)
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Chris Owens has his own way of doing things. In the past two years, his dedication to Lords has left him punching out dubious Canadian tour promoters attempting to frame him for drug possession, defending the fact that he didn't pee on an audience but instead peed into someone's hands who ended up t.
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Chris Owens has his own way of doing things. In the past two years, his dedication to Lords has left him punching out dubious Canadian tour promoters attempting to frame him for drug possession, defending the fact that he didn't pee on an audience but instead peed into someone's hands who ended up throwing it on the audience, dealing with losing a label for his band's second full-length which was shelved while he shopped it around, losing a drummer and founding member, and finally having to punch out a dubious touring bass player demanding money that the band didn't have.

But his dedication has always come to fruition for his band's music. Though press sheets may say that Lords sounds like Slayer covering the Pixies, in reality, Lords is a tribute to the thrashy `80s hardcore from boundary-pushing labels like SST. And Owens is extremely particular about every single aspect of the group's sound, including the literal wall of amps he has to build at every show and whether or not the bass player uses a pick or his fingers (it has to be a pick, by the way).

And though it was written and recorded at least a year ago, Fuck All Y'All Motherfuckers seems like a kiss-off to all the bullshit he's dealt with. Recruiting Eric from Lickgoldensky, the album is chock full of the furious riffing, thrashy palm muting, and stop-and-go rhythms and tempos that jerk and rock and thrash from side to side.

Like the previous albums, the overall sound sometimes gets washed out at times through the raw, reverb-laden production, but that's only a boon to songs like "Why I Don't Give a Fuck," which features double-time screaming and guitar bashing to the point of indiscernible noise. But in between the furious moments of speed are the fast, rigid grooves of the mid-tempo tracks like "Waist Deep in Shit," "The Leginald of Reginald" and the sludgy "Man, Everything Sucks."

Fuck All Y'All Motherfuckers is an album of nihilistic anthems for the bro-core generation. The most astute line Owens screams into the microphone is culminated in "It all looks like shit / because it really is." The band has taken the spirit of their influences, ran it through the meatgrinder of apathy and placed themselves at the top of the mountain of the genre like a sensationalist neon feather.

The whole album is a hyper-stylized presentation. The album starts with an emcee announcing a performance at a bar while a group of hecklers shout curses at him. "The Leginald of Reginald" starts and ends with the production cutting out to a super flat, analog tape fuzz. "Intermission" is a baby voice and demon voice talking about music over cut up drum sounds and ambient shouts.

And while everything is scrutinized and pored over before released to the public, and the band often spends 20 minutes setting up for a 20-minute set full of their songs played so loudly you can't really hear what's happening, it's all the work of a prankster / artist / hardcore visionary. And with the release of Fuck All Y'All Motherfuckers, the world's a little bit richer.

 

 
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Jesse (February 20, 2009)

To the guy who says my information is incorrect - I get all my info from Chris himself, so blame him for telling me lies.

Apparently.

dontrockthejukebox (January 20, 2009)

Just got it in this morning and holy smokes is it an earfull!
I don't think it's their best, but who knows maybe it will it will grow on me like the infectious fungus that Swords is.

r-tards (January 7, 2009)

so this album is amazing, especially with severs kicking it off and calling out all you posers, just like the dude who wrote this review. incorrect information on the band's history, quoting the band's myspace, contrived drivel filling inbetween. give me a break.

xote (November 13, 2008)

This band is actually pretty bad-ass. And I kinda grew out of this kinda thing a while ago... but I dig this band.

Whoever brought Akimbo.... yeah that new album is the SHIT!

SlowStupidHungry (November 13, 2008)

"lords (noun) - one trick pony"

Pretty funny coming from someone with a NOFX record in their top 10.

victim (November 12, 2008)

lords (noun) - one trick pony

But its a pretty good trick..or at least that's what she said..

sirens (November 12, 2008)

lords (noun) - one trick pony

Jesse (November 12, 2008)

Not this time folks. Someone's going to have to step it up if we want an Akimbo review. Too many from me, all the same score. Vetoed.

victim (November 12, 2008)

Oh, thanks for the interesting background in the review, I didn't know about any of that stuff

victim (November 12, 2008)

Pretty good, but sounded extremely similar to Swords to me. That's not really a bad thing, but I also liked the jokey track they had on their myspace (titled something like "I Saw Mommy Blowing Santa Clause") and hoped something like that appear be on the album

On the flip side, I eventually found out Swords didn't actually have a medieval theme, but I kind of liked that "feel" which is totally absent in Fuck All Y'all..

The opening track is way too obnoxious

danielsan (November 12, 2008)

fuck all y'all motherfuckers i'm from fuckin' bakersfield california

Ravnos (November 12, 2008)

i really need this. also someone should review the new akimbo, which fucking rules.

I'm sure Jesse's glowing review of it is ready to go and waiting to be posted.

FUCKINGFUCKINGFUCKING (November 11, 2008)

don't buy this you faggs

homemadebullshit (November 11, 2008)

this cd was really worth the wait, i was getting so pissed off because it was delayed so long, overall it is a great cd.

TommyPickles (November 11, 2008)

Amazing

chokingvictim (November 11, 2008)

so good

wallofyouth (November 11, 2008)

fuck yes

DrGunn (November 11, 2008)

i really need this. also someone should review the new akimbo, which fucking rules.

theonetruebill (November 11, 2008)

I need to get this. NEED. So bummed that they played here within the last two weeks during my "no money on non-necessities" phase. Fuck.

bryne (November 11, 2008)

Can't wait to hear this.

R3vengeTherapy (November 11, 2008)

This record is awesome, and there's not much else to say.

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