So I’m getting involved in some top secret Metal blogging business that is about to unfold within the next two months or so. It will be landscape changing and all that shit, but right now I’ll keep you in the dark and laugh at you silently. Did I tell you ‘Asshole’ is my middle name? Anyfuck, one thing leads to another and for some not to be disclosed reason we end up at Brent Petrie. Who the hell is Brent Petrie?
He’s a musician. And no, I have no idea if that name of his is short for Brent petroleum. In fact, there’s much else I don’t know about him and for that reason I’ll limit myself to mentioning what I do know. Like that he’s Canadian – I think – and that he is the sole crewmember of his project…, named Brent Petrie. Simplicity can be refreshing, can’t it?!
The guy who served me this, whom I’ll keep in the dark as well for the time being, actually made me listen to this guy’s forthcoming album without knowing artist or track titles. It’s like blind tasting really and it’s surprising to notice how much harder it is to determine your actual opinion on something. In this case it didn’t taste like shit at all and in fact it was a fairly quick exercise to figure out that I’m loving Mr. Petrie’s work.
The reason is quite simple in the basics: it’s like sucking in outside air on a cool morning after you’ve been inside an S&M basement – I imagine, I hasten to add – for a year and a half: refreshing! Looking at it objectively Brent’s work isn’t even 100% Metal. Or 50%. It has distorted guitars and drums and stuff, so pretty much the basic ingredients for Metal, though it has no vocals. But shit never gets really loud, nor do those distorted guitars and drums and stuff have the stage all the time. There’s plenty of room for electronic elements, acoustic bits and other moments of complete and utter schizophrenia. But it’s beautiful!
Only three days ago the guy uploaded one of the songs of the upcoming album, ahead of the actual release. It’s called 21 Grams of Hypothesis and it’s not even the best song on the album. But trust me, if you listen to this properly, it’ll be an insightful 4 minutes and 37 seconds.
Now, move your ass to Facebook and ‘like’ the man!