January 27, 2011

Disappears - Guider

Disappears' latest LP is a handful of rambunctious, reverb-filled tracks whose unrelenting drum beats pull the songs along. It's also, for the most part, a handful of nowhere-going melodies and flat vocals.

The album does start off on a very strong note with the hard-hitting 'Superstition', but unfortunately as the album continues, the noise lets up a bit, and the songs start feeling more safe and are aware of their limited boundaries, especially Not Romantic and Guider. That is, until the epic closer 'Revisiting' comes on. That song is basically 15 minutes of awesome. Though a heartbeat guitar line and pounding percussion stay the same throughout, the constant energy never dies down even a bit, and it doesn't get boring in the least. This song even made me decide to give the album an extra star and a half.

It's distortion is sonically pleasing, and it's far from lifeless, but I expected more from Guider. Do check out 'Revisiting' though. And 'Superstition' while you're at it.

01. Superstition
02. Not Romantic
03. Halo
04. Guider
05. New Fast
06. Revisting


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