Saturday, November 6, 2010

Suffocate For Fuck Sake-'Blazing Fires And Helicopters On The Front Page Of The Newspaper. There Is A War Going On And I´m Marching In Heavy Boots' LP


Coming from Sweden, Suffocate For Fuck Sake have described their own music as sounding like  “Sigur Rós, Breach, Cult of Luna, Mono and Mogwai, all playing at the same time”.  I would say that is a pretty good comparison.  Maybe throw in some later Funeral Diner or Raein for that extra shot of spazzy freak out.  They play sludgy, drawn out compositions based on an almost schizophrenic feeling of hopelessness.  The album is heavily laced with samples telling the story of a girl, who with the help of her mother, a friend, and a doctor, looks back on the time she spent suffering in a mental institution.  There are not a lot of vocals coming from the band, mainly the samples used as the storyline.  This gives the album a very heavy air of self imposed misery and fear.  Maybe it's just me, but, this might be the perfect soundtrack for these rainy Seattle winter days.  I don't feel like going outside or interacting with people in the slightest.  Only sitting here wallowing in my own self pity.  I think these songs would sound better if you used headphones.

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