Season For Beings by The Melters has a 90's sound. You can hear traces of bands like Dinosaur Jr., Weezer and Pavement. The nonchalant vocals are visceral and ethereal while the guitar is simple but not elementary. It is also reminiscent of Modest Mouse with the way the vocals are delivered and steady moving guitar and drums.
On the opener "Dagger" the drums are sprinkled on top of screechy guitar riffs as they weave in and out. The song is sloppy but in a good Slanted and Enchanted type of way. The early 90's indie rock vibes continue with "Season for Being." I would go as far to sat that the lyrics are even similar to that of Stephen Malkmus.
"Sail away" contains heart beat drumming that is warming, steady and comforting . The vocals sit in the foreground of the song as the distant guitar noodles out into outer space. The main vocals are like a spoken dissonance. The selected off notes of the vocalist match the equally off note guitar. Somehow all of the instrumentation and vocals interweave to create a consolidated song. "Züm Out" seems psychedelic and garage band like. It has a punk "I eat old pizza" and "sleep on my friends moms basements pull out couch" vibe. I appreciate the dinginess and almost cruddy sound of the music especially because I live in the Punk capital of the west coast in Portland Oregon.
This music is severely anti-establishment, mohawk and studded denim vest. The guitar continues its unruly earth shattering unexpected turns. Progressing into the meat of the album, Falling is emotional and seductive for a hard edged musical battle. The vocalist sounds slightly drunk on Pabst beer. I appreciate it.
The Melters sound like a culmination of some of your favorite indie rock bands from the early 90''s expect they were all fairly intoxicated before they hit the studio. The drunken delivery on Season for Beings is unequivocally apparent to the point of humour. Overall the album is a good solid library of DIY offerings.
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