Tyranny Is Tyranny – The Rise Of Disaster Capitalism Review

DisasterCoverThe Rise Of Disaster Capitalism is the brand new offering from post-noiserock outfit Tyranny Is Tyranny and although there’s no denying that the band has put their heart into their music, this is a release that is a very difficult listen to connect with.

Although lyrically a powerful release, one of the biggest problems is the vocals. They stand out like a sore thumb, making for a somewhat uncomfortable listen as they get bellowed out forcefully and they sound somewhat tuneless when juxtaposed against the music. Perhaps this was what the band was going for with their sound, intentionally clashing certain sections together, but it just doesn’t quite work when you listen back.

Additionally sometimes it doesn’t quite feel like the music has a proper direction. Although the fuzzy tone is absolutely excellent, there are different ideas jumping in and out of the music and it results in a jerky flow rather than a smooth one that helps you to connect with the music.

It’s a shame because I can’t help but feel that Tyranny Is Tyranny have a lot more to give than this but for now, it just doesn’t quite resonate.

3/10

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1 Comment on Tyranny Is Tyranny – The Rise Of Disaster Capitalism Review

  1. Thanks for taking the time to review the record. It’s not really a surprise that someone who raved about a band like the impossibly generic I The Mighty didn’t connect with our music. In fact, everything on this record is exactly how we wanted it to be — vocals included. But hey, there’s no such thing as bad press! We appreciate the time and effort it took to listen, reflect, and comment. Thanks and cheers.

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