Thursday, February 9, 2012

Noun- Holy Hell

Noun is the low-key solo project of Marissa Paternoster from Screaming Females. It features quite a few musicians, however, she writes all the songs. This has actually been out for a while now, but it's relevant, I promise. It's being re-released on Valentine's Day as an LP! How exciting!

The first song, "Black Lamb," is a slow eerie piano-ballad-type of a song. This stuff sounds nothing like Screaming Females, but I still like it. "Outerspace" honest-to-Jesus made me think of Grace Slick straight off the bat. And that is one of the highest compliments I will give any female singer. "Old Friends" is an awesome song. It's very melodic, toned-down and even slightly lo-fi music. I really like the keyboard usage in this one. "Holy Hell," the title track, is a really edgy song with addictive riffs and powerful vox. The entire album is pretty badass, to be honest. 
"Wrong Things" has the best melody out of all the songs on this LP. It's extremely catchy and creative.
"Call Earth" is another great keyboard song. One of the softer, more laid back tracks.

The entire album overall is really pretty good. It's a little repetitive, but the sound is good, so I don't mind too much. It's got powerful vocals that will no doubt impress, creative guitar and keyboard melodies, and awesome lyrics.

Check it out! (Literally and figuratively.)


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