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Pray For Teeth - I'm Still Finding Feathers In My Hair

Connor_McGaha   (38 reviews)

Posted: 03/28/2013 | Comments: 45 | Rate:

Hailing from the Keystone state, Pray For Teeth is a heavy, heavy hardcore band that is redefining the boundaries between hardcore and metal in a slow, brooding assault that is fueled by anger, aggression, and lyrical genius. Taking elements from Doom metal, 90s hardcore, and Post-Metal, and throwing them in a blender, this band puts out the hardest, heaviest-yet ambient, music I've heard thus far. Genre-less brilliance.

From the opening moments of "Paper Courage," the guitar tone is overwhelmingly heavy, gritting, and fuzzy as hell--an instant plus. Adding in thick bass tone and meticulous drums, this song sets off the EP on a stunning note, leaving the listener in awe. With every snare, my heart skipped a beat, and every guttural, hoarse scream sent shivers down my spine. The lead taps, slides, and drones, while the bass plays furiously to overcompensate the rhythm section of this 3-piece. This song is a wall of sound, an all-encompassing barrage that enfolds the listener with emotion, melody, and crushing passion.

"Heavy Restless" is the perfect second part to "Paper Courage," starting off exactly where the latter started with a guttural scream that is unparalleled, and plunging directly into the track. Every time the band leads the listener into a melodic segment, they rip it away like a carrot on a stick--or, rather, throwing the carrot away and beating the listener with the stick. However, this is such a welcome sonic beating, and eventually, the listener finds the melody where the band has hidden it, but not without working for it. Haunting, elusive, and unrelenting, this song is an absolutely essential listen for every fan of hardcore or metal; this song will shape the face of both genres.

With this EP, these Pennsylvania boys have displayed a life-altering, anxious, catharsis-less, and we are eternally grateful. Stunning.

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Comments
I have no legs!
22 Posts
52/M/NA
Connor, I suggest that you go back to college. This is pretty terrible writing. I would encourage you to reevaluate your diction, syntax, lexicon, and punctuation. This piece is fatuous, and it presents errors such as dangling modifiers, comma-splices, passive-voice, and fragments. For example: "Heavy Restless" is the perfect second part to "Paper Courage," starting off exactly where the latter started with a guttural scream that is unparalleled, and plunging directly into the track." By putting a comma after "unparalleled" you deliberately separated an independent clause and a dependent clause; however, these clauses must never be separated in this way in conventional English--thus, we have a comma splice. Likewise, your writing is also incredibly pretentious. A myriad of the adjectives that you use simply satisfy your own ego whilst confusing your audience (who I assume has nothing more than a high school education if they are not drop-outs). Remember that you are writing to vagabonds, not the academic community. Tattoos, piercings, and "killer band T's" do nothing but diminish one's intellectual capacity. I actually sent this link to a fellow who would consider himself "hardcore," and he replied back with "wtf is this dood riting about? I just wanna listen to the shit. I mosh not read." Perhaps you should decide another field of work.

In Christ,
Your brother.
Cats. Hardcore.
101 Posts
26/M/VA
Thank you for your input, BukowskiLovesCum/Christbrotherdood. I'll make sure to remember my audience next time I accidentally committ a grammatical error--especially considering that your rebuke was so scattered and contradictory that I honestly have no idea what the point of your post was. But rest assured, user who signed up for a listener account to comment on my post, I'll do it for you. Thank you for this glorious revelation.
TIGHTDICKPLAYA
24,550 Posts
42/M/PA
lol wut
I brought gifts
17,797 Posts
34/M/MD
Get em
I have no legs!
22 Posts
52/M/NA
Originally posted by: R2E2

lol wut



^Vagabond: my point exactly.
Cats. Hardcore.
101 Posts
26/M/VA
BukowskiEatsShit, you're the worst troll of all time. Thank you for correcting my comma splice. In fact, Kanye West (God) thanks you. Now, please scurry on back to your self-flagellation cave, and let me review music that I enjoy for the enjoyment of writing.

Hallelujah,
Holy Shit.
TIGHTDICKPLAYA
24,550 Posts
42/M/PA
Originally posted by: Bukowskilovescum

Originally posted by: R2E2

lol wut



^Vagabond: my point exactly.



care to elaborate?
Playin fast
655 Posts
33/M/PA
Band rips.
I have no legs!
22 Posts
52/M/NA
"lol wut" is not English, you fool.
TIGHTDICKPLAYA
24,550 Posts
42/M/PA
it was meant as a joke reaction. you understand humor, don't you?
old dancing boy
38,840 Posts
34/M/PA
i love cum too
I have no legs!
22 Posts
52/M/NA
Capitalize your sentences when you speak to me, young man.
TIGHTDICKPLAYA
24,550 Posts
42/M/PA
how about no?
I have no legs!
22 Posts
52/M/NA
Derelicts of society: please learn English before placing your oily fingers on a holy keyboard.
I have no legs!
22 Posts
52/M/NA
Connor, you support me in my divine endeavor, don't you?

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