Thee Oh Sees: Warm Slime
By Julia Kazar
Experimental rock can be one of the hardest styles to get right, and to make sound good. But Thee Oh Sees seem to know exactly how to do it. And they are putting their own modern twist on psychedelic music at the same time.
Their 11th album, Warm Slime
, which was released in May, combines psychedelic rock, with heavy metal, and a lot of screaming to make one original album, and fans can’t seem to get enough of it.
The title track off the album is also hands down the one that stands out the most. At over thirteen minutes long there is plenty of time to experiment with many different music styles. Throughout the entire song you can hear just how talented and diverse this band can be, there is heavy metal, rock, psychedelic, and even screaming vocals all in this one song. Somehow, even though there are so many different styles all on one song, Thee Oh Sees have found a way to make it work. Despite the length of the song it never really gets old, they are always changing things and adding something different to the mix so the listener never gets a chance to get bored.
The only negative about the album is that the screaming lyrics on a lot of the songs make them a little hard to understand, however, the instrumentals are so incredible that they more then make up for it. This can be heard on songs like “I was Denied” and “Everything went Black” both of which have some of the best instrumental breaks out there today, but unfortunately the lyrics are hard to understand.
is a crazy collection of songs that anyone who appreciates the experimental music will enjoy. Thee Oh Sees mix classic and contemporary sounds and the result is one that is completely original.