Matthew Stanton (guitar/vocals), Tim Colletti (bass/vocals) and Ben Brundage (drums) are RealBadRealFast. The Chicago band released an adrenaline inducing, aggressive album entitled It's Gonna Get!.
This is music that is best heard live in my opinion. It’s cathartic, visceral and needs to be heard loud like until your ear drums bleed. This type of music also sounds better when you have something nagging at you. Did a girlfriend breakup with you? Listen to RealBadRealFast Do you have a boss that makes you want to smash their head through a computer? Listen to RealBadRealFast.
The band does this genre justice. My only issue I have has nothing to do with the delivery or songwriting. The album veers slightly towards lo-fi (more so on certain songs) and that aesthetic doesn’t work great with the genre. I wanted the snare drum to sound a little more like a machine gun and hear clearer separation between the instruments. If the band can get the right man behind the board it would kill. For their future releases I‘d like to see if they can get production similar to a band like Lightning Bolt. A similar aesthetic to the album Fantasy Empire would bring their music to the next level. All that being said the album still brings the pain. Get ready for an all assault on your eardrums.
As far as chemistry the band is on point. They open with “Right Now Fire” which is just under a minute with a chaotic yet military feel to it as if Stanton is a drill sergeant barking orders at you. “Burn It Down” was one of the highlights. Not sure why but the recording quality was a little improved on this song. Stanton utters out words during certain sections but you can’t understand them. It really didn’t seem to matter what he was saying considering half of it was screaming.
Up next is “Yo Mama” which sounds like it could be three chord English punk on steroids while “Night Rider” is just pure insanity. Kudos to Brundage who destroys on this song. “Tombstone” is another killer track. The music explores every other second. I wouldn’t listen to this while eating cereal unless you want milk and frosted flakes all over your kitchen floor.
The bands continues to annihilate as the album moves forward but “We Are Disappointed With The State of Modern Robotics” was a personal favorite. I agree with the band as I’ve listened to the Sam Harris’ podcast and subscribe to other media which describes the utter disappoint of modern robotics. I’m still waiting for a robot that can sense I’m angry and pour me a shot of Jameson.
It's Gonna Get! is a good album but more importantly it feels relevant. Come on. People are punching each other over politics. Foreign relations are turbulent at best and cars are driving themselves. Turn it up loud and let out some of that frustration you have pent up.
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