Friday, March 13, 2015

Album Review: "The Fridge and the Power It Holds" by Killer Refrigerator

The Fridge and the Power It Holds
One of my favorite things about music is its ability to convey many different emotions and moods.

Music can be dark, happy, gloomy, ominous, uplifting, depressing, and pretty much any other different thing you can think of.

Albums, like music, come in many different varieties as well. There are concept albums, operas, collections of singles, and things that frankly do not make any sense.

Today we're considering Cody Coon of UnKured's solo project. UnKured is a thrash grind band that focuses on science fiction, and I think we can all get behind that...but Killer Refrigerator is another animal entirely.

Imagine you were completely insane and you wanted to tell a story of the war between the appliances in your house....ok got it?

Cody Coon
This album is manic.

Starting, stopping, changing, deteriorating, and never boring.

The guitars are all over the place. From power chorded progressions to full on shreds to harmonic squeals that mirror the vocals.

The vocals, like the guitar never seem to find that spot in the pocket either. They're  just all over the place.

From death metal growls to howling to shrieks that would make my four year old blush, this album has it all.

Not to be outdone, the bass playing is pounding tour de force that never leaves the listener wondering what the bass player is doing there.

The mindset of the of album is very much exemplified by the lyrics. It's totally insane. However,  how many of us have not personified the inanimate objects in our daily lives? I know I have given names to things and perceived personalities in others....

If you're looking for a standard piece of metal, keep looking, but if you're ready to go on a crazy hayride full of you go.

As for me? Yippee kay yay.

Release: 4/7/15
Genre: Metal
Label: DIY
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1 comment:

  1. Another excellent read, thanks Nik. The album honestly doesn't sound like something I'd be interested in but your description probably changed my mind, lol