Changing away from the hip hop oriented theme, I wanted to post about an album I got yesterday, Ty Segall Band’s “Slaughterhouse.”
Ty Segall has been a busy guy in the indie scene over the last few months. He already dropped an album earlier this year with the band White Fence, called “Hair”, that explores the pieces of garage rock music that bands have seemed to steer away from lately. In the last few years, it’s been all about turning rock in to pop. It’s a nice refresher to hear an album such as “Slaughterhouse”.
When you start out the album, you know what you are getting in to. The distortion and guitar on “Death” give you a haunting opener leading you in to the album. (Click on the link below to listen) It actually ties in nicely with the album closer “Fuzz War”, which is actually a bunch of noise and reverb from the guitar. It’s a nice open and close to the album. Not many albums are made this way anymore, since it’s all about having a hit machine and mainstreaming. Sorry kids….this is the way it should be done. When was the last album you listened to and didn’t skip the tracks because you wanted to hear something else?
Anyways, the album takes you on a journey through darkness that it’s almost violent. You want to get up and break something or punch someone in the face. It reminds me of the first time I heard The Stooges (if you don’t know who I’m talking about, do yourself a favor and look them up…seriously). Listening to it makes you just want to rock out and do something crazy. To me, it’s the epitome of rock and roll.
The title track is by far the shining light on the album. It gives you all the warm and fuzzy feelings rock and roll should.
All in all, I’d suggest this album if you want to delve in to another type of music….especially one where you can listen with your headphones after a nice sesh (if you catch my drift).