Locust

Locust

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by The Locust
     
 

Take the more insanely violent elements of hardcore and death metal, throw in a few Moogs, put them into a blender, speed up the rmps as high as they'll go, and out comes the Locust. Granted, that's an oversimplification, but it works. The Atari Teenage Riot for the arty hardcore set, the Locust display all of their trademark characteristics on their first self-titled… See more details below

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Take the more insanely violent elements of hardcore and death metal, throw in a few Moogs, put them into a blender, speed up the rmps as high as they'll go, and out comes the Locust. Granted, that's an oversimplification, but it works. The Atari Teenage Riot for the arty hardcore set, the Locust display all of their trademark characteristics on their first self-titled, full-length release on GSL: short, spastic blurts of overblown nervous energy held together by massive blast beats and an impeccable sense of split-second timing that never lets up, cryptic song titles (examples: "How to Build a Pessimistic Lie Detector," "Fixed Companionship, Ghost Town Irrationality") and equally cryptic lyrics, and a penchant for the paramilitary in terms of design. Following in the footsteps of such noisecore merchants as Angel Hair and Heroin, the Locust take Gravity-style hardcore and blow it to smithereens. In the end, though, this record is not that unique or groundbreaking in many respects, and the songs start to resemble each other more and more the more they are listened to; there is also somewhat of a shock value element to the record that diminishes with each subsequent listening. But few of their contemporaries come close to matching their incinerating intensity and sheer firepower. The manic energy and flagrant masochism of the Locust is very primal and infectious, and can keep the listener coming back again and again.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/26/1999
Label:
Gold Standard Labs
UPC:
0613505001528
catalogNumber:
15

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Tracks

  1. Moth-Eaten Deer Head  -  Locust
  2. Brand New Set of Teeth  -  Locust
  3. How to Build a Pessimistic Lie Detector  -  Locust
  4. Nice Tranquil Thumb in Mouth  -  Locust
  5. Dog Without a Collar (Run over Red Rover)  -  Locust
  6. The Perils of Believing in Round Squares  -  Locust
  7. Normal Run of the Muck (Compensation for Conversation)  -  Locust
  8. Stucco Obelisks Labeled as Trees  -  Locust
  9. Straight from the Horses Mouth  -  Locust
  10. An Extra Piece of Dead Meat  -  Locust
  11. Twenty-Three Full-Time Cowboys  -  Locust
  12. Backbones of Jack Asses  -  Locust
  13. Fixed Companionship, Ghost Town Irrationality  -  Locust
  14. Skin Graft at Seventy-Five Miles Per Hour  -  Locust
  15. High-Maintenance Libido, Bring the Whole Family  -  Locust
  16. Well I'll Be a Monkey's Uncle  -  Locust
  17. Halfway to a Worthless Ideal Arrangement (An Interlude to a ...)  -  Locust
  18. Kill Roger Hedgecock  -  Locust
  19. Hairspray Suppository  -  Locust
  20. Cattle Mutilation  -  Locust
  21. [Untitled Track]  -  Locust

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Locust   Primary Artist

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Locust   Composer

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