Wednesday, September 21, 2016

MUSIC FIX OF THE DAY: Nails "You Will Never Be One Of Us"

SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

"You Will Never Be One Of Us"
Nuclear Blast
Released: June 17, 2016

Thank you for the birthday present Nails and Nuclear Blast. I turned 50 the day this was released.

I love everything Nails has ever released. 

If you enjoy hardcore, noise, powerviolence, metal and anything extreme, I'd recommend all of Nails releases  Give the title track a listen, if you dig it, seek out all Nails. Check the video here:

"You Will Never Be One Of Us" pushes everything to the limit. 

Nails is the musical equivalent of driving way too fast.... trying to get a car to move through the gears as quickly as possible to obtain top speed,  and then slamming on the breaks and then going fast again... Anything that introduces adrenaline and chaos is comparable to the music of Nails. 

Nails sounds sort of like the engine, tires and wheels in this automobile torture video. "What Happens if you Press Your Gas and Brake Pedals at the Same Time". 

Nails "You Will Never Be One Of Us" completely reminds me of an engine. Main part of the song is full throttle. The bridges in the songs are short. Like shifting gears short. Just enough to let you know they are on to the next part. Then more full on punishment.

As this guy burns out these tires, I can't help but think of a Nails song as the engine rages then shifts tone...

Wanna try something cool? Hopefully your computer type device will allow you to enjoy this as I have... Play all four of the videos in this blog post at the same time at a really loud volume. Just saying. I love chaos.

"You Will Never Be One Of Us" is 21 minutes. Almost 40% of this album is one song. "They Come Crawling Back" is is just over 8 minutes long. The other seven songs are accomplished in 13 minutes. "Violence Is Forever" is three and a half minutes. So more than half of the album is two songs. I love math. This is not a complaint. Just fact. 

"Savage Intolerance" is completely punishing. Pure enjoyment.

To top it off, they are from freaking Oxnard California. Geez. Do you know how influential Oxnard HC was on my life. 


Frank FOE

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