Chuck Schuldiner Project

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Nopes - Stapler

Nopes are one of those bands who have always had a profound understanding of the spirit of rock and roll. In fact to properly write noise punk you kind of need to be willing to embrace the sheer chaos of Chuck Berry's music in the way that only the founders of the genre really did. With the bands latest release, Stapler they cry out to a crazed and manic god, obsessed with sex, drugs and rock and roll to show us the light for blaring salvation. There is something distinctly fun about this album and it's not going to let up anytime soon.

Drowning in gloriously blasphemous distortion this is an album that you can get lost in. Nopes aren't just another rock and roll band trying to make it big, they are a rock and roll band who revel in the bleak mystery of the genre. The chaotic rush of a track like Checkpoint only goes to show you just what makes Stapler such a fun listen. With 19 songs, there's a whole mess of music to blare through here too, and that only serves to add to the appeal. Nopes are speaking the most basic vocabulary of rock and roll, angry, rip roaring noise and the initiated can't help but to fall to their knees in awe.

What makes this album especially tantalizing though is that it's not just pretentious waves of sound. There are true moments of rock and roll brilliance, hard partying riffs that drive the record from front to back and leave you with a smile on your face. The frenzied playing on these songs is delectable and will keep you coming back. Sure you've got to drown yourself in white noise, but isn't that the point in the first place? Toss in more than a little Iggy Pop and you have yourself a fucking party any day of the week.

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