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Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra – Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything

Constellation Records

Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything defies comparison. It stands in its own class with heavy social critique performed progressively in a post-rock vein with a punk attitude. The songs ascend from speakers with gushes of heaviness packing the screams of guitars the wails and pulls of violins the pounding of drums and the well-chosen effects into six songs lasting 50 minutes. Efrim Menuck lends obscured and anguished lead vocals to most songs while the other members flesh out the background with group chants and harmonies.

The way the repetitious bars evolve into mountains of furious strings and drums can make a heart race. Meanwhile the quieter moments on “Little Ones Run” and “Rains Thru the Roof at Thee Grande Ballroom (for Capital Steez)” add diversity and balance to the heaviness.

This is now the second album where TSMZ have worked as a five-piece but the sound captures so many intricacies of voices and instruments that are embedded into countless layers that you’d hardly believe the roster of the orchestra was relatively small.

The talented quintet has done no wrong in putting together an album that vibrates with passion for revolution and change.

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