23 Mar 2017
Soundblab gives Gnod 10/10 review for new album
Who puts a run of classic albums together these days? The sort of thing that Stevie Wonder, David Bowie or Neil Young would do in the 70s. A little sprint of three or four, 9 or 10 rated albums in as many years. Gnod are doing it right now with Infinity Machines, Mirror and Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine. And, like Young or Bowie in the 70s, you don't know what they're going to do next.
Feedback, driving drums and then a totally moronic riff start Bodies For Money. They are joined by Paddy Shine shouting from low down in the mix. The energy and anger levels are high, the sound is beautiful. It's somewhere between Hawkwind and Black Flag, with an Anarcho-Punk/Post-Punk edge. The changes between all-out noise and riffing are brilliant and the guitar solo is 'and then my mind split open' insane. People starts with a strange loop and a strange drum pattern. An immense bass comes in. Paddy shouts. A scratchy Post-Punk guitar riff turns up low in the mix. It's quite like Killing Joke. There's not much to this track but it's still exhilarating as Paddy's voice is warped like Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers...
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