Just another absolutely dynamite premiere today here at Heavy Blog; marking the beginning of a new calendar month with some absolutely rip-roaring rock’n’roll of the noise variety. As cold and clinical as Peter Stormare’s eyes in Fargo when he’s blending Steve Buscemi, Minneapolis power-trio Human Impulse delivery the riffy, dirty noise-rock of the 90s with a stark modern bite. Read on for band and genre comparisons, if you dare but first – music from their self-titled debut EP is below. And it fucks.
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Promotional materials quote Melvins, Disfear and Mötorhead and while I can’t disagree on any of these references, I feel like “Error Era” has more of a pseudo-industrial flair. Like My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult or Ministry. Basically, this track could somehow appear on the official soundtrack of The Crow or The Matrix and no one would bat an eyelid. From a trio of musicians who all contribute noise and vocals, the first track made available from Human Impulse covers a lot of snowy ground in it’s two and a half minutes. The track keeps coming back to this one riff that you have to imagine yourself tearing down a motorway to; with the authorities in hot pursuit, your hair on fire, and a bomb in the trunk ready to go off at any minute. Pulse-raising shit, for sure.
The band, featuring members of some Midwest noise-rock darlings like Ambassador Gun and Path of Destruction, had the below to say regarding “Error Era”. It would be rude of me to carry on without letting them have their say:
“’Error Era’ sets the tone for everything we have written. It was our first song and captures the speed and brutality we set out for. Lyrically, it’s quite succinct in actual words, but represents clarity. It expresses contempt for leadership personas and dangerous ideologies. Lyrics suggesting there are declining generations touting old beliefs and influences that are beginning to fade. A bit of hope in our current world.”
You’d have to be the worst double-denim adorned boomer to not appreciate the sentiment.
Human Impulse is out February 28th and available for preorder here.