Blarghstrad is a Australian one man project and I can say it’s not so common to hear such “noise”. Blarghstrad is run by a guy called Brad , who plays all the instruments and sings (Growls? Screams? Howls? Ohh, whatever. This CD could be compared to an audio weapon, haha! This Noisecore is bloody loud and aggressive, people who don`t know what Noisecore is, will be hurt, haha! Somebody might ask “Why the hell do you like Noisecore?”, well… I usually write reviews about Grindcore stuff, believe it or not but this genre could be interesting and very versatile, that’s why I chose this album today.
As you may see, this release has very funny cover art. But this image literaly shows you what you will be up against, because this noise will smash your face.
A few seconds of “intro” and here we go, 28 strange blasting Noisecore anthems right in your face! I like that Brad didn’t strictly write primitive and boring “play fast and short” songs, of course there is a lot of these structures BUT! Brad uses so many interesting elements. Swing, Fuzz, Jazz and Blues moments. Fuck! That drives me crazy, haha! And of course it brings something special to this mess. All the songs come in a variety of flavors (more or less). I listened to this CD a few times in a row and I didn’t feel bored at all! Among the blasting tornado you will catch a ton of famous melodies (from old pop bands or movies) I’m sure that this is the X factor for this self titled album.
This album is really something. If you`re not into Noise music you should try “Blarghstrad” because it contains so much goofy stuff and it will charge you with a good mood for the rest of the day!
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