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That Yellow Bastard

by That Yellow Bastard

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Cement walls dripping sweat Soaking in her mind Even the Gas can't stop the paralyzing stream Combining all her days into one long night Guiding him is her phantom limb He's there to slur her speech Until she's gone again My life unraveling into pieces Bubbleheaded Scientist Why? Why Now?
The wet dreams Of plastics and silk We've got all the doors locked up tight Hide behind Deadbolt, latch and chains By the handful poisins tranquil states of graphic delusions with no end in sight Security cameras Can't catch all the angles the consequences of having it all Hey big spender buy that blender Tighten up on the security boys
Spychips 03:27
Hide behind stained glass looking through open blinds tap the lines, listen in! Listen IN! All these secrets on display Fisheye lens sees everything Me Watching you, watching me One Nation Under Surveillance!!!!
Falling face first Into Broken glass You didn't see it coming You couldn't see it coming When you tripped over Your own ambitions Now You're Carving Smiley Faces into the Tips Of bullets Its your way of saying Have a nice Life
Everlasting grin Neverlasting friend Ever after NOW Ever after Abandon ship Women and Children are first to GO Trading their last breaths for prayers Smearing our wet dreams Across the ocean floor Its a vast exhibition of a modicum of skill A life inside boxes Making friends with chains that BIND!!! I'm over used


"Full disclosure: I don’t know a thing about grindcore. I listened to Ed Gein and The Locust a couple of times. That’s about as much as you’re going to get from me - I don’t have any relevant comparisons. All I can really tell you is that T.Y.B. was truly devastating and I’m really bummed I missed that place and time.

That Yellow Bastard (named after the SIN CITY comic book series) would’ve been playing your Mississippi basement or bar 5-10 years ago. They’ve since disbanded, but members can still be found in bands like A.M. Stations and AD264’s Sounding. Rumors of a possible reunion are always floating around so keep your fingers crossed, kiddos.

Tracks like “Bubblehead Scientist,” “Gated Community Murders,” and “Life Goes Splat” are pretty straightforward, formulaic grind as far as I can tell. There’s some blast beats and some shreddin’ and then there’s a chuggy breakdown part followed by some other soul-bashing riff to finish you off. Super-quick changes, you can’t really process the utter assault. There’s plenty of unintelligible shrieking and gutturals. Pretty sure they’re talking about conspiracy theories or aliens or something, though. On that first track, I was listening to the beginning and was thinking, “Oh cool, what’s up, Van Halen?” but then the bass and heavy guitars came in… had to check my drawers and my piss-poor attitude after that.

“Glass Bottom Boat” kind of reminds me of a Zao-esqe instrumental interlude epic; heavy and rowing like Vikings. “Escape Artist” is about as manic and twisted as they come. It’s basically an album’s worth of sounds in one song. Major props for the ever-relevant John Cage sample at the beginning. Favorite track has gotta be “Spychips,” though. The latter half boasts a fat anaconda bassline, ghostly piano part, slicing synth melody and spaced-out guitar lead (and blast beat, of course) that border on black metal. Makes me wonder how this wasn’t picked up by Profound Lore years ago.

I found myself asking these two questions at the end of this listen: “Was I just torn apart by a pack of wolves?” and “Why can’t all records be this brutal?” Seriously, make sure you’re somewhere safe when you check this out because you’re going to freak."

- Alex Borozan, Already Dead Tapes, 2017


released September 29, 2017


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