Saturday, February 23, 2013

The BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH: "Leave The Future Behind"

Rating: RRR
Label: TwoSideMoon 2013

Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom
Social awkwardness vs. musical talent? United by their love of computer games, action movies, and probably role-playing games such as dungeons & dragons, the members of The Blue Screen Of Death are finally ready to "Leave The Future Behind". And why not? They haven't managed to bring Southampton legend Matthew LeTissier back from the future, but at least the Saints are marching in to the beat of the same drum.

The Blue Screen Of Death are to my vast knowledge (yeah, right!) rather well enstablished within the Southampton (UK) area with regular gigs at The Joiners and The Hobbit. Features at Scuzz TV, NME, BBC 6 Music, and Kerrang Radio, plus live support slots with the likes of Orange Goblin, Dinosaur Pileup, Turbowolf, etc. has created a certain buzz. But what about the fuzz?

Why should you bother? Is it the extremely noisy/fuzzy guitar work? Their ability to come up with commerical psychedelica? The slightly over-the-top bass-lines? Or simply the blend of eighties and nineties alternative pop with the heavy riffage of Kyuss? At times very British/English and full of subtle influences, grooves, and sounds that dates all the way back to The Damned and Stone Roses.

Back after their previous, self-titled mini-album, which was a heavy and psychedelic piece, they are now adding a poppy vibe to their utter noise factory. "Leave The Future Behind" provide a funny, irreverent and rather alternative feel-good moment.

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