Progression – Whitehorse…Review (if we can call it that)
When I received this week’s review task I didn’t really know what to expect. But with a name like Whitehorse I thought for sure it must be some sort of folky northern Canadian indie band with songs about the countryside. Boy was I wrong. As I dragged the album into iTunes I was disappointed to see the genre….Sludge/Doom… Oh geez, here we go. I’m the type who will throw on Beyonce when I’m feeling down, and who has no problem rocking out to the likes of Lykke-Li and Robyn. I’m an optimist and prefer music that is uplifting, or emotional. Can an avid listener of this type of music please comment and let me know on what occasion or time of day do you listen to this?….I’m assuming LOUD? What type of mood are you in when you throw these tracks down? Is it anger or desperate despair, or do you spin it on your daytime working playlist? Seriously as one music fan to the next, I’m just curious, not wanting to be condescending or anything.
Growing up as a hip hop fan lyrics historically hold a lot of weight with my ears, so the absence of them or the absence of definiable ones is somewhat difficult. The album “Progression” is heavy metal, and I know with metal it’s not about the lyrics; which sounded at points like throaty growling meant to intimidate at other points like the vocalist was going to Spew his Guts out. As musicians these guys got it, they play the bass, the guitar and the drum hard and heavy, sometimes fast.
Honestly, usually Aussie boys make me smile with their sexy accents and all, but this band straight up depresses me. And I just don’t get the music…but maybe I’m not supposed to? Maybe that’s what makes it good? Anyways, check it out and let me know what you think…and if you love it, let me know why in the comments below!