Listen: Legend of the Seagullmen’s “The Fogger” (Members of Tool, Mastodon, etc.)
I wish I was more of a lyrics guy, because Legend of the Seagullmen’s debut album is about all things aquatic and I’m obsessed with the ocean. Alas, I just hear the band (with the human voice as its own instrument) while my brain unintentionally shuts out lyrics, but thankfully the band’s music is pretty rad, too, and vaguely nautical-sounding.
Here’s what guitarist Jimmy Hayward has to say about the themes in the band’s latest track “The Fogger,” which debuted on Revolver and sure sounds rad:
“‘The Fogger’ is a mystical aquatic tale about The Seagullmen’s very own drummer, Danny Carey. He stalks the ocean in search of users, abusers and polluters and deals lethal justice with his third eye while ripping the faces from skulls, just like he does during the punishing and beautifully complex drum solo in the middle of the song. The solo explodes into a furious conclusion, leaving no doubt about the karmic justice and pure ferocious power of ‘The Fogger’!”
That’s certainly a message we can get behind! Perhaps one day Carey and Gojira’s Joe Duplantier will team up for a Justice League-style duo that polices the high seas in the name of the environment.