A horrible hack

Sofy Major

Total Dump

Year Released: 2019
Format: Download
Label: Corpse Flower - Antena Krzyku - Deadlight Entertainment
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Apr 27, 2019
It's really neat to see how Sofy Major have grown, changed and developed over the years, from scruffy screamo act to groove-infused Shotmakerisms and into hoarier noise-rock territory. This, their fifth album, sees them follow the likes of Throat or Hebosagil by refining their thumping noise-rock and combining it with a hefty dose of 90s post-hardcore. The raw crunch n' clang is still there for sure, but it’s shot through with woozy melodies and a warped sense of spatial awareness that recalls the likes of Helmet, Understand, Seven Storey Mountain or a heavier, clumpier Burning Airlines. It's a deep, ugly and involving slice of personal hell, and one that I've put a lot of time in with over the past few months – if any of the aforementioned namedrops make your ears prick up, you'd be well advised to do the same.

Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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