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WEAK13 - THEY LIVE Debut Album Review!






WEAK13 have created their own unique anthemic grunge rock, fused with punk and industrial elements also. The trio from Kidderminster, UK formed back in 1999 by front-man, Nick J Townsend, eventually consisting of the new permanent three-man line-up in 2010. They worked on their debut full length for three years, 
which is impressively mastered by, Henry Smithson (Foo Fighters, Stereophonics), and produced by John Stewart (Eight Great Fears). Their long-awaited album follows the release of many raw grunge punk singles, with some controversial videos to accompany! The band aren't afraid to be themselves and unleash exceptionally honest raw music. Although we are in a time where most will listen digitally to music, I would like to say, it is worth getting the physical CD for the cool wacky artwork, which has been well designed and thought out!

The opening track, 'My Last Summer With You' gets the high energy angst going from the get-go, as well as an air of insanity which you welcome from WEAK13 , and is something they pull of wonderfully throughout! This is a brilliant edgy anthem and a compelling start to what lies ahead...

'Down On Me' is a dirty straightforward vulgar rock offering, which although is slightly uncomfortable to listen to (which I think is the point!), it is also not taking itself too seriously, but delivered in very catchy package, and will get people talking. They aren't afraid to cross the line, they like to be brash and in your face to make their point!

'Joke' is a grunge-tinged mockery, with a metallic hard industrial vibe, with heavy distorted guitars, which will be a fan favourite, for its fun and highly melodic sounds. 

'Sex Pest' as you may have guessed from the title, is another filthy upfront track, which comes complete with appropriate sounds to heighten the feel! The chorus is one of the most infectious so far, with front-man, Nick Townsend delivering demanding and erratic vocals that make it stand out further.

'Ashes In Autumn' is the most hopeful sounding song so far, instrumentally anyway. Although the lyrical content is sorrowful but well written. There is great fluidity and airiness to the instruments, fitting for 'Autumn'! 'Closure' picks up the pace again, and flows on well from last track, as again it possesses a more positive feel.

'Cameras Are Everywhere' embodies the context perfectly, sounding like a crazed malfunctioning machine or robot, with a rhythmic 'droning' vibe. It certainly makes you think of the big brother world we live in! Then, 'Here Come The Drones' adds to the hysteria in this rebellious honest number.

'Happiest Undertaker' puts a morbid positive spin on what most would consider a depressing job! This is very irrational and satirical, but highly enjoyable and comical in a psycho kind of way!

'Loyal Coward' is an upbeat sounding acoustic number in terms of the rhythm and instruments, although it is actually about a love story gone bad. This demonstrates a softer emotive side and shows the band are full of ideas and creativity.

To end this eye-opening mad affair is, 'Obey The Slave' which highlights the downfalls of war, in an authoritative and sensical approach.  

They Live is an unconventional mental masterpiece! This is strongly created by the genius that is front-man, and longest member, Nick Townsend, for the songwriting process and unique creative flair. Every song has such a raw, powerful personal touch, and asserts its meaning and messages in a clever, largely mad delivery. It will certainly make an impact on you, and you will crave more, with their addictive fascinating infectious sounds, and frank lyrics concerning some of society’s taboos.



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