Aggravating wall of sound with a fuck ton of noises that don’t fit and don’t invoke any good feelings. No joy, no sorrow, no anger, no bliss, no peace, just a whole lot of goddamn frustration . I get most of GY!BE, I get most of Swans other albums even though I think they are average, but THIS? THIS is their BEST album? BULL SHIT. Nothing good or smart or even that creative is going on here, at least “Lift your Skinny Fists” is creative and I’m not even impressed by that album. I don’t know what to really say about this, it just is nothing about music I enjoy, except “Volcano”, “Volcano” is fucking amazing and I love it. Good job getting ONE right. Also “Blood Section” and “Fan’s Lament” are really good, but that maybe only because they just about the only 2 minute lil interlude-like songs that don’t sound like all the other ones. Another problem is the spoken word, just about every one of them, especially “How they Suffer” “Minus Something” and “Her Mouth is Filled with Honey” are uninteresting and sound like those annoying people that bitch about everything in real life just the same way and I so don’t want that shit in my music. As for the long songs, “Helpless Child” is ok but nothing new, “Animus” is boring, “The Sound” isn’t too bad and “The Final Sacrifice” is a lot of DECENT ambient whatever with every now and then stoned drum-circle beats. The vocals over all are meh, but he as a singer has never really impressed me, though he doesn’t sound like Johnny Cash this time, just drunk and full of himself. “Yum-Yab Killers” and “The Beautiful Days’ aren’t too bad, there is something there at least. Notice how my review seems to be jumbled and all over the place with no clear since of order and just things placed how I feel like it comes to me? That’s this album and in a very bad way – even Frank Zappa’s record set ups made sense, this… no,
too much of nothing – typical Swans.