RINGS OF SATURN: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN “EVIL” AND “BRUTAL?”
MetalSucks Maniac Dan Wolfson has been a loyal reader for some time, so when he sent me not one, not two, but three e-mails, all titled “URGENT new best band ever. legit. faceless but evil instead of brutal. amazingly creative. please read.”, I read it. Like, two weeks later. Sorry, Dan. This isn’t exactly news to anyone, but, y’know. I’m a dick.
So. Dan was writing to tell us about Rings of Saturn, who are, according to Dan, “the best new metal band I have ever heard.” Dan further advised us: “Listen to the second song and tell me that solo in the beginning didn’t make you spooge your lederhosen.” I don’t know who’s been telling you these lies about me, Dan, but I haven’t worn lederhosen in years.
But Rings of Saturn. Right. They’re definitely a cool band, although I think Dan is overpraising them. I don’t think they’re better than The Faceless, but they’re certainly better than the hordes of other crap people send us. I think maybe they’re leaning a little too close to both bands that are technical for the sake of being technical, and bands that play generic deathcore (a phrase I find myself required to employ entirely too often these days). I guess what I’m saying is, what Rings of Saturn are missing, in my oh so humble opinion, is a great song.
But once they have that? Yeah. They could fucking lay shit to waste, man.
Check out Rings of Saturn for yourself here, then let Dan know what you think in the comments section.