Chuck Schuldiner Project

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Grasshopper Lies Heavy-Every Man For Himself And God Against All

I've never been to San Antonio, why, I've never even been to Texas, but they must have some pretty crazy stuff going on out there for a record like this to come from those sun-blasted fields. The Grasshopper Lies Heavy are the sort of band who make you ask, is this even music? And somehow, you find it within yourself to realize that the answer is a resounding yes. There new record Every Man For Himself And God Against All is a release that almost annihilates the need for traditional music because it is so all encompassing, and somehow, all powerful.

These guys have done something with Every Man For Himself And God Against All they have captured my imagination, and then beat it it to a pulp. This is the sort of bloody, ungodly destruction that leaves people feeling weak and overcome, there is no redemption from this pure nihilistic annihilation. The Grasshopper Lies Heavy speak right to the heart, soothing and strange words, before reaching down your throat, and ripping it out. Four listens in, I'm still not quite sure what to make of this very unique release, only that it defies genres and leaves me almost in tears at times, simply that powerful of a record, it escapes all human comprehension, leaving you to put together shards of memory.

In conclusion, Every Man For Himself And God Against All may not necessarily be the best album of the year, but it is certainly one of the most interesting. It crafts bizarre and unique soundscapes that leave you trying to understand where you came from, and then where you are going. This record is completely instrumental, allowing it to talk to us on a much more fundamental level and then makes you lose yourself in the nihilistic apocalypse that is ungodly and pure heavy metal madness. So open your heart, fall into the void, and become aware.

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