Josh Lamison and Alec Lopardo are Dizzolve. The two piece have released eight albums with their latest being The Hookwirm EP. Their music feels like it would work in some techno punk post-apocalyptic movie where there was a pit where fighters from competing tribes would fight to the death.
It sounds a bit like Marilyn Manson with music that is even more industrial and something you might hear in a goth club at three in the morning. Perhaps more than anything I couldn't get the image out of my head of the tropes of the indignant teenager being pissed at his parents, slamming the door and blasting something like this out of his room.
I appreciated the experimentation and high production value starting with “Porno Dump”. The song almost immediately feels like a jackhammer to your skull and unapologetically trudges forward with no regard if you like the intensity or not. Get on board or don’t. I don’t think they care. The lyrics match the aggressive swag.
Up next is “Hookwirm” which melds aggressive bass and a driving beat with more experimental tendencies. The song just plows forward like a train off the rails. The same could be said about the grimey “Trident”.
“sPill Ur bLood” was arguably the highlight. I really liked the programming here which reminded me of NIN. There are some inventive slicing techniques and some actual catchy melodies. They close with “WEAPONZ (Take What's Mine) “ which felt a little subdued compared to the other songs. On that note I loved the robotic voices.
If you haven't figured it out I would say this is niche music. It’s not what I would consider to be music that will be appreciated by a general demographic and that’s part of the appeal. For what they do I think they do it really well. On that note I myself can only listen to this type of music sparingly but most commonly when I’m serving my two young daughters breakfast in the morning. Recommended.
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