HEAVY HEAVY LOW LOW - Turtle Nipple And The Toxic Shock

Heavy Heavy Low Low - Turtle Nipple And The Toxic Shock

15 songs
38:40 minutes
***** ***


Heavy Heavy Low Low started out in 2004 as a pure screamo band, but after soon discovering the limitations of that genre, they decided to pursue an unconventional mix of math and metal core. Four EPs and now the second longplayer in, they once again show how little they care for current trends and still do their own thing.

As insane as the album title is also their music, absolutely nothing for feeble minds. More than once you get the impression to be among psychotics, especially the vocalist seems to just have broken out of a madhouse or had been immersed to long in a coffee kettle when he was a baby. There’s an incredible amount of jumpiness to their sound, and it’s this organised chaos that ends up fascinating me. Even their less fast tracks like Eagle Mewnadria causes turmoil and earaches. Overall their songs are quite short and lie somewhere between grind and jazz, making Converge appear like choirboys. Their forty-five second rush through Black Flag’s classic Wasted (originally also not much longer though) is another proof of their unrelenting fury.

I can’t complain about the musical aspects on the CD, but it is annoying that the last track Please, That Bitch Will Outlive Us All contains thirteen minutes of repeating electronic sound sequences. What remains are twenty-five short minutes of unique music that are sold for the price of a longplayer, not the best lesson in fan friendliness.

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