It’s not often where I post about an album that hasn’t come out in the past year, but I am now! This band here, Mass of the Fermenting Dregs, is a (usually) all female band from Japan that specializes in rock, some compare it post-rock. So far I’ve only listened to one of their EPs, pictured above, and it’s pretty darn good. It came out in 2008 and their latest release came out in 2010.
All of the lyrics are in Japanese, but I don’t think that matters. Japanese is a cool language and it’s neat to hear it in this kind of context. The vocals are high-flying and powerful, you don’t hear many females with this much gusto in music anymore and if they are they’re probably in some shitty screamo band. The instrumentals are classic post-rock: loud and powerful, like the vocals. Great drumming, guitar work is excellent, not much else to say except it’s HUGE. Not really a lot of droning introspection on this record as say a Mogwai or Godspeed You Black Emperor record, but they have some pretty sweet guitar chops.
The songs are catchy, the instrumentals are great, the vibes are good; I suggest you either check this band out or get their stuff. You don’t get this kind of stuff everyday, do you?
Have a great day!