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The Lord Weird Slough Feg - "New Organon" (album stream)

Επανέφεραν το αρχικό όνομά τους κι επέστρεψαν δισκογραφικά μετά από μία πενταετία. Ο λόγος για τους The Lord Weird Slough Feg που κυκλοφόρησαν προ ημερών τον διάδοχο του album "Digital Resistance" (2014) και δέκατο συνολικά full length δίσκο τους υπό τον τίτλο "New Organon", το οποίο μπορείτε να ακούσετε -στην παρούσα ανάρτηση- ολόκληρο...

Mike Scalzi: «I didn’t want to just ‘put out another album. I remember telling people that I didn’t want to do another album just to do another album, like so often happens. So, we wrote a lot of songs and only picked the best ones. Very simply, the songs are more heavy, rough and produced rawer than the last album or two. The themes are not about technology, but about ancient philosophy and science. It’s just more metal, but in a very primitive way - but that’s sort of our specialty anyway.

A lot of stuff ended up on the cutting room floor. There were some songs we tried to work out for months but ended up dropping because they bored us. We have to be excited about new songs or there’s no point in recording them. We dropped several songs I came up with and some that the other guys came up with, too. It’s tough, but sometimes you have to be honest with yourself and the people in your band and move on when an idea is not working. So, we came up with a lot of song ideas and only kept the ones that sounded exciting for months.

It presents a new version of the scientific method, as originally presented by Aristotle 2,000 years earlier. According to Bacon and others, the science method had remained stagnant for this long period, through the middle ages and renaissance, and needed a refresher. ‘Organon’ refers to a scientific ‘instrument’ or more literally, ‘organ.’

So, it represents a new method for scientific revolution. The songs are all basically about philosophy—from my lecture notes! It starts out talking about primitive tribal society like shamanism as the first philosophers and then proceeds though the pre-Socratics era and then Plato, Aristotle, medieval catholic theology, enlightenment and then existentialist philosophy — mostly in chronological order.»

Δελτίο τύπου: «Such was the approach for Slough Feg’s long-awaited tenth studio album, “New Organon”, which will see the light of day via Cruz Del Sur Music on June 14 in European territories and June 21 in North America. “New Organon” also marks the recording debut of drummer Jeff Griffin (who split studio duties with John Dust) and joins Scalzi and longtime members Angelo Tringali (guitar) and Adrian Maestas (bass).

“New Organon” is another definitive statement from one of America’s most enduring and unique true metal bands, whose penchant for Thin Lizzy-inspired guitar harmonies and Scalzi’s timeless storytelling has turned albums such as 2005’s “Atavism”, 2007’s “Hardworlder” and 2010’s “The Animal Spirits” into proto-metal bedrocks.

Since the release of 2014’s “Digital Resistance”, SLOUGH FEG did three touring jaunts through Europe in addition to some shorter American runs, not to mention the release of the “New Organon” seven-inch, which was issued last year. Scalzi freely admits that real life has gotten in the way of SLOUGH FEG making a new LP. That, and his desire to make sure the band still sounds fresh after nine studio albums.

Fans of the band’s early output when they went under the extended name of The Lord Weird Slough Feg will no doubt be enthused for what’s in store on “New Organon”. The album has a more natural, if not “rustic” feel to it, recalling the band’s halcyon “Twilight Of The Idols” and “Down Among The Deadmen” era.»

Band: The Lord Weird Slough Feg
Country of origin: United States
Location: San Francisco, California
Formed in: 1990
Genre: Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: Folk tales, Fantasy, History, Sci-Fi
Years active: 1990-2005, 2005-2019 (as Slough Feg), 2019-present

The Lord Weird Slough Feg - "New Organon" (album)
Album: "New Organon"
Type: Full length
Release date: June 14th, 2019
Label: Cruz del Sur Music
Format: CD, LP, Digital

Track listing:
01. Headhunter 05:06
02. Discourse on Equality 02:54
03. The Apology 03:17
04. Being and Nothingness 02:47
05. New Organon 04:28
06. Sword of Machiavelli 02:18
07. Uncanny 04:41
08. Coming of Age in the Milky Way 03:55
09. Exegesis/Tragic Hooligan 03:56
10. The Cynic 03:42

Band members:
Mike Scalzi - Guitars, Vocals
Adrian Maestas - Bass, Vocals (Track 7)
Angelo Tringali - Guitars
Jeff Griffin - Drums

6 σχόλια:

  1. Ο Scalzi δε σε απογοητεύει ποτέ. Ποτέ όμως! Αγαπάμε και στηρίζουμε το όραμα και το απόλυτα προσωπικό ύφος των Slough Feg.

  2. Στην αρχη μου αρεσε, μετα λιογ με απογοητευσε, ομως στη τελικη εχει καποια τραγουδια που οι περισσοτερες μπαντες δεν μπορουν να γραχουν στις μερες μας. Αν και δεν ειναι απο τους καλυτερους τους, και παλι στεκεται πανω απο τις περισσοτερες κυκλοφοριες της χρονιας, απλα, οχι ολες.

    1. Με τους Slough Feg συμβαίνει το εξής "παράδοξο". Στην αρχή δείχνει απλό και άμεσο άκουσμα που σε "πιάνει" από τις πρώτες ακροάσεις, μετά (δείχνει να) "ξεφουσκώνει" σχετικά γρήγορα και μετά (αν συνεχίσεις τις ακροάσεις) βρίσκεις πράγματα που δεν είχες προσέξει κι ανανεώνεται το ενδιαφέρον σου. Επίσης, όπως και στους περισσότερους δίσκους των Slough Feg, αν τον ακούσεις χωρίς να ασχοληθείς με τους στίχους χάνεις την μισή μαγεία...

    2. Συμφωνώ μέχρι τελείας και επαυξάνω.

    3. Όχι άλλες (επ)αυξήσεις! Χορτάσαμε!!! (Αχαχαχα)