Saturday, March 6, 2010

Jesus Crost - 010

Jesus Crost Space
Release: 2010
Format: CD
label: Bones Bridage

The two leisure activities that interest me the most in life are listening to grind and watching football. And I'm not joking: I intentionally work nights so I can be awake European hours, I have every "soccer" channel DirectTV offers, and I schedule my vacations around World Cup and the Summer Olympics. Either I am not alone or Jesus Crost figured out the path of least resistance to my wallet - Wear your team's kit, toss a football on your album cover and describe yourself as "Hooligan power violence."

010 is 23 songs in 15 minutes. The closest similarity I can think of, from a song writing stand point, is Japanische Kampfhörspiele. Like Jaka, the songs are more like haiku, each with their own themes and intentions. And Like Jaka the band write quick hitting, catchy riffs that lesser bands would design 3-minute songs around. There is plenty of stop-and-go action, groove, variety and just enough aggression to live up to their hooligan moniker. A good example of the band's more patient side is "Parasit" which is up on their MySpace. You can also hear "Wurfloch" and "Gonorrhoea" while you are there to get a good grasp of their ADHD side. For everything in between you have to get the CD.

One of the reasons I enjoy this album so much is how short it is. I will be the first to admit how I would like the band to expand on their riffs. But there are so many notable ones, and they are spaced out well across the 15 minute run time. It always seems like the good ones come back around just in time to keep me listening. Also, for any one who was turned off by the bonus tracks on Tot, rest assured, 010 does not have continuity issues. This one is highly recommended. It may not change your world but I doubt many will dislike it.

Now, unless anyone else minds, I'm off to watch the Tenerife - Real Madrid replay while I kill the seven hours until the Premiership kicks off.

12 comments:

206-grind said...

download

so yeah, world cup is coming. i am pretty much out of new music and have little desire to do anything about that. my next few posts will be oldies...

if you are in a band, want your tunes reviewed and can accept opinions outside your own, hit me up.

Andrew Childers said...

but where are the aliens on this one? i miss the aliens.

seriously. i'm suffering from a severe new music lack too. moving in like three weeks so i can't really order anything. this sucks donkey balls.

Flesh Monolith said...

hockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockeyhockey

Andrew Childers said...

also, what flesh said. bring on the cup playoffs.

Flesh Monolith said...

My poor rangers having to face Penguins, Caps then sabers, might as well play blackhawks and the sharks too. I had hope once...

206-grind said...

o yes. im a huge datsyuk fan. wings fan by proxy.

Andrew Childers said...

oh, 206, no. now i have to hate you with every fiber of my soul. go blues.

206-grind said...

it's all good. i don't care who wins, i just like watching the artistry of play makers.

Andrew Childers said...

you clearly have no idea how seriously i take my hockey.

Flesh Monolith said...

you said your a blues fan, so yes, you're right; we'll never have an idea.

Andrew Childers said...

ouch. touche, sir.

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