Monday, 22 October 2012

Thumpermonkey Lives - Chap With The Wings, Five Rounds Rapid (2006)

The second album from this English band.

Thumpermonkey Lives style is a stew of everything from Napalm Death to David Bowie. Art music with some grindcore elements. Post punk, post grindcore, post rock, post jazz, post art, post music, post everything, post that package. This band is everything above.

Chap With The Wings, Five Rounds Rapid is not as hard and grindcore focused as their first album Pigheart. It is a much more ambient and refined album. It is not as much in my face as Pigheart. Unfortunate, the cascades of guitars and vocals is not as interesting as Pigheart was. Neither is it particular original either. Their adoptation of post rock has killed of their freshness.

This is by all means a decent album and worthy the download. I am not that impressed although Memory Fat is a good song.

2.5 points

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