on 11 January 2002
Today is the day's music is a haunting mixture of twisting riffs, samples, evil melodies and studio trickery featuring uber producer Steve Austin (lamb of god, beaten back to pure being two of his production jobs ) this album is a veritable fest of all things dark and sinister. While the music on display is heavily distorted with layer upon layer of textured vocals and serpent like riffage of the, whats it gonna do next variety. All comes together to create a cacophony of truly evil proportions. Though the likes of Crutch create an insane blast of grinding guitar it comes nowhere near the brooding evil present on thier more subdued moments such as the epic title track and "i see you" album highlight gotta be "the man who loves to hurt himself", up there with Khanate in the evil stakes. A true lesson in catharsis!!!
on 21 February 2008
Wow, is this one sick album! This is this first album by Today Is The Day that I have bought and I must say that I haven't been disappointed. The whole record is chock full of noise, sludgy riffs, creepy samples and a surprisingly punkish aggression. However, the most notable feature about this album is Steve Austin's vocals. He must have spent ages recording so many layers. As a result it feels like he is whispering, screaming, talking, shouting and screaming again, ALL AT THE SAME TIME. Combined with the pounding drums, throbbing bass and ear-bleeding guitar this album culminates into the best laxative known to man. The addition of an awesome cover of Black Sabbath's "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" as a hidden track is a welcome bonus too. My only complaint is that the album is a bit lengthy and as such can feel a little incoherent and repetitive, but ultimately that is just nit-picking. If you like your music strange, heavy and noisy then this is the album for you. Sicko.