The Number Twelve Looks Like You - Nuclear.sad.nuclear
The Number Twelve Looks Like You truly knows how to take some guitars, a mic, drums, a bass, and put them all together in a way that makes someone want to stand up and punch a hole in the nearest inanimate object large enough to fit a fist. Their 2005 release Nuclear.Sad.Nuclear made me feel just that throughout the entire album. If there was a genre harder than hardcore then I would classify them within its bounds. Perhaps hard-hardcore?
Now, every hardcore fan will read my former statement and become giddy at the impulses value. However, to avid music fans all over the world not accustomed to the desire, this means nothing. I say this because if you aren't a hardcore fan, there isn't much intelligent thought associated with the album. The guitars shred faster than the speed of sound, the drums pulse through every bone in your body until your femurs crack, but you won't find any ground-breaking material within this album. The hardcore side of me was quaking, but the musician in me was a bit disappointed.
All of the songs blend together in a way that made them almost indistinguishable but select songs such as "The Devil's Dick Disaster" did stand out among the crowd. "The Devil's Dick Disaster" introduces Nuclear.Sad.Nuclear on a clean guitar vamping a two chord progression and then explodes into a well-constructed progression of true hardcore fury. The album's epic, "Remembrance Dialogue" was also a stand-out from the rest of the album. Much more mellow than it's former and following brother's and sister's, "Remembrance Dialogue" plays on a post-rock/ambient note as a seven-minute build up.
I would suggest The Number Twelve Looks Like You's Nuclear.Sad.Nuclear to any hardcore fan hands down, no questions asked and I feel that it works so well with its genre that anyone with a general appreciation of music should pick it up for a taste of something truly different. If you don't like it at first listen, chances are you won't like it the second spin-through, but if you do like it, welcome to the hardcore scene!
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