Alright @Collin you wanted an Undertow review? I’ll give you an Undertow review.
This album blows.
Every song on here feels the same, acts the same, doesn’t add anything new to the table. Well, almost. Sober is a good song. Prison Sex has a good riff. Undertow is unique. Disgustipated is fresh because it’s not another mid-paced song driven by riffs that don’t stand out at all.
Almost nothing on this album stands out. I accidentally played 4° twice because I didn’t remember how the fucking song went. Boring. Snooze fest.
Bottom has that Henry Rollins midpoem that feels like Lulu but uninteresting.
The whole album is just Maynard either sounding angry or half asleep.
Flood would be good if the buildup wasn’t four hours and the payoff wasn’t another fucking midpaced unoutstanding skng.
Intolerance was already boring, why did I expect anything more from this album?
Swamp Song has terrible, terrible lyrics.
Opiate was good because it was short and digestible, but here it’s just overlong and the variety is virtually zero.
I’ll just take Sober on its own next time because that’ll at least be fun. Fuck this album.
thirty-nine days until release and still no preorder anywhere. I read somewhere that the reason it hasn't gone up yet anywhere is that the packaging has some kind of battery involved and they are having problems with it. I guess it will be sorta like Pink Floyd's Pulse.