This time I am reviewing a couple of CD's from a band called Comply or Die. Comply or Die got in touch with me because they saw my reviews and asked if I would review some of their music and then they sent me some CD's to listen to and some badges. I would like to thank them for sending the stuff because it's always nice to get things in the post and I like the CD's very much.
Comply or Die is a group with three people in it from Belfast which is the capital of Northern Ireland and is famous for the Falls Road riots in 1969 - I remember very well hearing about the riots on the radio in Leavesden Hospital which is where I lived at the time and when I was there there was a lady worked in the kitchen called Margaret and she was from Belfast so I used to talk about what was happening there with her. Other than the riots all I know about Belfast is that the Titanic was built there and that's it. As for music from Belfast the only band I know is Them which is the band that Van Morrison started off in. My favourite song by Them is Here Comes The Night from 1965 when I was 21 which is a very nice song that I like a lot. You can hear how good Here Comes The Night is by listening here:
The first CD I am going to review by Comply or Die is a short one with just two songs on it called Sixes and Three Suns and I thought it was very good indeed. The first song Sixes is a great noisy fast rock song which reminded me of the punk bands of the late seventies only it's a bit noisier and faster and rockier, it starts off with loud electric guitars and drums and then the singing starts and it is very shouty and I think this is because if it wasn't shouty you wouldn't be able to hear it because the music is such loud music - I think this would be very good music to play at party for people to jump about to.
The other song on this CD is also called Three Suns which I thought this was a bit of a peculiar name for a song because there is only one son and I think if there were three suns that wouldn't work because it would be too hot and everything would burn but maybe that's what the song is about. This is another fast rocking song with even more shouting in it than the last one. I liked this one because it has a nice bit in it where the singing stops for a nice guitar solo before everything kicks off again.
Overall I would say that this was a really good record and I am looking forward to reviewing the other CD I am going to review. If you think that you might like to hear it you can do on the thing below and buy it from the band for just £2 which I think is very cheap because that's the same price as a bag of chips and I think it's well worth it. I would give this CD 10 out of 10.
Comply or Die - Depths (Comply or Die)
The next song after that last one is a very long song called Vermin which starts off with a big messy noise which goes on for a bit and then turns into a song which is a bit slower than the other songs but just as noisy, it reminded me a bit of the Hey Colossus records that I have listened to because Hey Colossus songs are slow and noisy too. There is a bit near the end where things get quieter and there is a voice which I thought sounded a bit like a martian talking and then it all speeds up and goes all messy again and I thought this was the best yet because it is a very fantastic song indeed which I enjoyed very much.
After this long song is another very loud and fast song called I'm Sick (Of This) which I suppose means that the singer is angry at something but it's hard to make out what the singer is angry about because it is difficult to make out the words but I suppose he could be angry with his girlfriend and his friend who might have been meeting up together in secret and the singer is not very happy about it - that's what I reckon anyway but whatever the song is about it is a very nice song indeed and good fun to listen to and make up stories about what it's about.
The next song is called Motives and this one is probably the noisiest yet and sounds like there are loads of guitars playing on it but there can't be because there are only three people in the band. I think the only thing that would be noisier than this song would be a plane taking off or maybe bombs going off or something, this one i thought was very good.
After this the next song things slow down a little bit and there is a funny guitar that sounds like a robot and talking voices that sound like they were recorded over the phone and then the singing starts but this isn't really a song with much singing in it and is more an instrumental; I don't think it needs much singing though because the music is so good.
The last song DMT is another long one and it starts off quite quiet with just quiet guitar that just sounds like ordinary guitar and isn't all loud and fuzzy but then the drums start and after that the guitars get louder and fuzzier but not as loud and fuzzy as they are on the rest of the CD but then it keeps getting louder and louder till it is very loud indeed and very big and rocking, I like how it does this and thought this was a great way to end the record.
Overall I would say that I enjoyed this record very, very much and thought it would be good to listen to when you were tired after work because I think it would wake you up - you can listen to it to hear what I mean on the thing at the bottom of this review. I would give this one 10 on 10 too and would like to thank Comply or Die for sending me it and the other CD's.