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MUSHROOMHEAD VOCALIST’S SOLO DEBUT ADDS TO THE “I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS IS REAL” PILE

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Mushroomhead’s Jeffrey Nothing — that’s the bald singer who does the Mike Patton wanna-be vocals in the band, not the other guy who, like, screams and raps and stuff — has debuted a new solo track, “Death Masquerade,” on Revolver‘s website. And because no bands have parted ways with their singer in the last hour or so and I need shit to write about, I made myself listen to it.

Well, that’s a lie. I listened to about half of it. That was as much as I could take. It wasn’t the soporific “riff,” the mid-90s sound effects, the head-scratch-inducing vocals, or even the total lack of Pig Benis that finally broke me down — no, it was the terrible, amateurish production that made me give up. In this day and age, when there are dudes who are recording top-notching sound shit literally in their bedrooms and garages, it’s amazing that anyone, let alone anyone who makes music on a professional level, would release something that sounds like it was recorded in a potato sack. And yet, here we are.

Maybe Mr. Nothing was just trying to make me appreciate Mushroomhead? Like, “Hey, dickhead blogger, it could be way worse?” If that’s the case, then let’s have a hearty golf clap for the fellow who suddenly made me long for the days of turntables and Seal covers.

You can check out the song for yourself hereThe New Psychodalia, Nothing’s solo debut, comes out October 11 via Suburban Noize.

-AR

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