OMG MORE MUSIC FROM BRENDON SMALL! His Galaktikon II came out today, and it sounds like Dwayne from Home Movies joined Dethklok and convinced them to write a proper send up to Starboy & The Captain of Outer Space. I swear, Brendon Small could release an album of him farting on a snare drum, and it’d still be metal as hell.
Right out of the gate, the album sounds like a departure from the first, with vocals a lot more in line with Nathan Explosion than Brendon’s natural voice (Pickles). Some Days Are For Dying incorporates synth with the bombastic metal sound, and altogether it is a kickass space experience. They also want to magnetize the galaxy.
The album features some interesting time/rhythm shifts as well, primarily in The Agenda, definitely not something I remember happening in previous offerings, and a welcome addition. The first time I heard The Agenda, I was doing dishes, and it definitely pulled me out of the zone out that happens with such a heady chore.
Clocking in at 51 minutes, the album doesn’t overstay its welcome, which is nice when compared to some of the 75-80 minute “epics” that have come out in the past few years. It also means the songs are in the 3.5 to 5.5 minute range, a bit longer than BoingBoing‘s claim that a perfect song is 2:42, so there’s that. All in all it’s yet another kickass album from an incredibly talented musician.
And it wouldn’t be a proper Brendon Small Dethlaktikon type album without a song about an ocean.
Anyway, here it is, in its Spotify glory!