Before saying anything else: you can download this album for free and at top quality from the band’s Bandcamp page, “name your price” actually means that you can “give” even zero. It’s not fair, not even elegant, but… I still believe work and mainly creative ones should and must be rewarded substantially, but well, I’m a fucking weirdo.
Off-topics (and not so): I don’t know why nowadays people get together to make some noise, start a band. Lately, and more and more it seems everybody play, nobody listen and for worst, most of the bands are obsessed by the same (stupid) patterns, labels, boxes, genres, whatever. It’s fucking haunting me: “Punk’s not dead / It just deserves to die / When it becomes another stale cartoon / A close-minded, self-centered social club / Ideas don’t matter, it’s who you know / If the music’s gotten boring / It’s because of the people / Who want everyone to sound the same / Who drive bright people out / Of our so-called scene / ‘Til all that’s left Is just a meaningless fad / Hardcore formulas are dogshit / Change and caring are what’s real / Is this a state of mind / Or just another label / The joy and hope of an alternative / Have become its own cliche” (Dead Kennedys – Chickenshit Conformist). And if Jello Biafra saw this back in ’86, what can we say now? Looking back, the 80s smells like blooming creativity while today… shit. Really. If I have to listen just one more metalcore act, I kill myself!
Fortunately there’s always the exception that proves the rule.
And while I mentioned the 80s, somehow I remembered The Stone Roses, maybe it was the last time when a band from UK were actually creative and delivered something absolutely original and unique, and well, reached out the mainstream.
Guilty as charged, I didn’t listen “The Epillanic Choragi”, the band’s debut full-length album released in 2009, but just as I said, it’s a fucking dumping rampage on the music market, I think 24 hours at day are not enough to listen 2 % of the music released same day…
On the other hand, I had to admit, even this year, I had the pleasure to listen also a few other exciting Brit bands (just to name a few recent ones: Naisian, Maybeshewill, Kodjabashia And Foltin,etc). So, fortunately, exceptions are a few, if you have some time and dig hard enough, you can find interesting music to listen.
No Made Sense comes with something quite unique, they have some links back to bands such as Tool or Neurosis, but also some strong roots back to the 70s Brit rock scene and finally the music they bring to the surface is absolutely their own. If I’m gonna label it post-hardcore some may think of a bunch of faceless/tasteless bands from NME and Billboard and No Made Sense have nothing to do or share with them.
Leo Dennett (vocals and guitars), Joe Battimelli (bass) and Sam Ward (drums) create gloomy atmosphere, mysterious textures and explosive metal storms and their music like a river, glowing and flowing, it’s furious, but hypnotizing, harmonies and violent resonances are melting into one, fascinating and beautiful, ever-shifting, dynamic and growing music.
Just listen the over nine minutes of the opening “No Gain From Seeking” and you will understand there’s no words to describe this music and after all, dude, music is not for writing books or posts about it, but to fucking listen it. So!
They said it is possible that “New Season/New Blues” might be their last recording, it would be quite pity and make no sense, really! Absolutely brilliant, don’t give up guys!