The Pitch: German-Australian ,90's-tinged noise rock/post-punk unit Heads release their second full-length via Corpse Flower Records. "Collider listens like a trudge through inhospitable badlands..." FFO: Quicksand, Fugazi, The Jesus Lizard
What I Like: The best way I can think to describe Collider is surfer rock on Xanax. I picture a bunch of guys on a California beach too depressed to get their boards out into the water. Instead they blaze away in front of a fire and slip in and out of melancholic daydreams. Yes, Heads is another band bringing back that nihilistic 90's sound, and I have sworn an oath to share every ounce of music that might bring this style back to the radiowaves. It's an expansive set of anthems that are simultaneousy depressive and serene; with an ever-present bubbling of anger and resentment underneath. You'll bob your head to the grooves like you're floating on a sea of Lithium.
Critiques: Being such a sleepy album at large, repeat listens can be a bit of a drudge. I could use just a few more aggressive peaks as with personal favorite, "Mannequin," which serves as a truly cathartic release.
The Verdict: While Collider is lacking a bit of the energy from other recent releases like Wrong, it still doe an excellent job of taking me back to childhood roadtrips cranking Stone Temple Pilots and The Smashing Pumpkins. Definitely give Heads a chance moving forward. Keep 'em coming.
Flight's Fav's: Mannequin, Wolves At The Door, Samsa
- Review by FlightOfIcarus
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