Sunday, 25 October 2015

Tyranny Is Tyranny - The Rise Of Disaster Capitalism

And for my first post of my return, I can only start with a band
who have proved themselves to be a mainstay in my musical
landscape - Tyranny Is Tyranny.

Noise Rock as a political weapon and raising awareness while
rocking like a bastard has always been the main thrust of this
band of trouble makers and I am glad to see that time has not
diluted their aim.

Because I am an old bastard, I was raised on punk bands talking
about social change, personal politics, government policies etc
and can only be amazed at how the climate today, so ripe for
protest, seems to have a very small impact on the song writers
that inhabit this underground world where our music lives.

Tyranny Is Tyranny have gone beyond Am/Rep comparisons
and have really found their own sound with this album. Sure,
we still have the loud/quiet passages with plenty of throbbing bass but
now the guys have upped the dynamics to include picked guitar
breakdowns, guttural yelps to crooned menaced threats, bursts of drone
and the master stroke of muted trumpet which adds an air of loneliness and
loss to the atmospherics.

At the risk of sounding like a worn out record, another release from
Tyranny Is Tyranny, another contender for noise rock album of the year.

And because they are good guys, it is name your price from Bandcamp.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the kind words Tony. Much appreciated.

    Tyranny Is Tyranny