Monday, November 12, 2012
Kaiten - Kaiten
Label: self released
Well, as hard as I tried to avoid the inevitable, here we are, all listening to the Kaiten album. How did we get here? Was it the kind words of a visitor to the blog inviting us to sample in the unheard delights of his labors? Was it when we all found out this stranger had the largest cock in the entire Spanish Empire (does a defaulting Spanish economy actually hold empire over anyone anymore?)? Could it have been the sentient arguments he made in defense of Kaiten's impending opening gig for the Meat Puppets?
All of the above.
So I listened. A couple of times. Then I didn't listen anymore, only to go back and listen again for the sake of writing this review.
- On the first track, the vocals are very Hammerhead-esque, I like Hammerhead
- I appreciate the mix of Shellac styled noise rock, (early) Screaming Trees styled rock rock, and Bastro styled math rock
- With better recording/production, these songs could really bite
- The snare sound
- The guitar tone is too thin
- The bass tone is almost nonexistent
- The instrumental track drags a bit too long
- The band's logo...you need to fix that font
Overall though, the lesson learned is: I respond well to criticisms, personal attacks (the wilder the better), anti-muslim screeds, and boasts about ones manhood. So, if you want to make a fan, please feel free to launch a campaign of those tactics, it would make my day.