Paranoid Time – Rat Life LP

18 February 2010 xdementia No Comment

Paranoid Time – Rat Life LP


Here’s a quickie once sided LP from the man behind the label SNSE utilizing the Paranoid Time moniker to deliver a harsh torrential downpour of hard water noise. It’s a total barrage strait from the outset with a thick wall of pedal distortion throwing me back and forth, to and fro, in my puny little life raft. At least it feels small compared to these gargantuan waves of feedback.

Perhaps the most notable track here is the rhythmic jammer “RATTail”. The track is actually a bit maddening, like someone chopped off the head of a fire alarm and now it’s running around spraying blood all over the place and no one knows it’s actually alive. Rat Life has a bunch of awkward moments though, in addition to the end of “RATTail” there’s the starting/stopping of “There’s a Body at the End of My Driveway” which is so on/off it makes me appreciate that this isn’t on a CD otherwise I would think it’s skipping.

I’m not really in the mood to give a track run-down tonight, nor do I particularly think this material warrants such an in-depth explanation. It’s loud, abrasive, noisy, and mega crunchy. No frills strait up harshhead fucking noise.

I have no complaints about this LP. It’s short and to the point, Paranoid Time hops in the pool, does a few laps, and dries off ready to hit the locker room. Perfect for when I need a sick dosage of blistering feedback and distorted hatred. But that’s about the only time I’ll be listening to this.

Composition: ★★½☆☆
Sounds: ★★★½☆
Production Quality: ★★★★☆
Concept: ★★★☆☆
Packaging: ★★½☆☆
Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆

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