Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Bad Acid Trip - Lynch The Weirdo (2004)


"Bad Acid Trip is an experimental grindcore band that is currently signed with Serj Tankian’s record label, Serjical Strike. They have been recording music since the early 1990’s, but it wasn’t until 1999 with the release of For the Weird By the Weird that they began reaching wider audiences. Serjical Strike first began releasing BAT’s work in 2004, with a reissue of For the Weird, and Lynch the Weirdo, produced by Daron Malakian (System of a Down). After scoring a slot on Ozzfest’s second stage in 2006, the band began touring less to begin working on new material.Recently they announced that an EP, Symbiote Slavery, would be released by the end of 2009, in lieu of an album. An album is still in the works, albeit with no release date, titled Humanly Possible.Guitarist Kieth Aazami has cited (among others) Brutal Truth, Primus, Death, Jane’s Addiction, Minor Threat, and King Crimson as influencing Bad Acid Trip’s sound."

I first listened to Bad Acid Trip a few years ago when my sisters boyfriend and I were on sort of a road trip and wanted something new to listen to. He put in this album and I just thought it was unusual as fuck. I couldn't really put them in a certain genre or anything. I asked him where he had heard of this band he said Ozzfest so I was kind of puzzled to hear a band like this playing there. What I love about Bad Acid Trip is the very randomness I guess you'd say about the way they play their mutated grindcore. It's just very avant-garde and doesn't follow any kind of direction most grindcore usually goes into (aka blast beasts, 50 second songs, completely growled, basic guitar structures). It's almost as if I want to call them clown metal or some shit but there's a lot more to it than that. And no, it's not some Insane Clown Posse bullshit. Check out this album if you're looking to switch it up from the usual grind.


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