Written by Christian Segerstrom
In the late 90’s and early 2000’s Ferret Music (since reborn as Good Fight) was releasing some of the best records in mathcore. Along with classic albums from Every Time I Die, Heavy Heavy Low Low, Burnt By the Sun, and Scarlet, Ferret also released See You Next Tuesday‘s quintessential 18 minute MySpace-era masterpiece, Parasite. CUNT‘s previous efforts had lacked this kind of precision or production, and I was immediately smitten by the As the Sun Sets-esque approach with more liberal use of the breakdown, and the addition of vocalist Chris Fox, previously of Flesh and Blood Robot.
High pitched screams were typical of the genre, but vocalists like Fox and Rich Lombardi of The Sawtooth Grin redefined this approach. Few vocalists are able to maintain that level of intensity for long because of the shear demand and physical impact screaming has upon the body, and as a result most eventually migrate to a different, mid-range approach or even spoken word, like Lex of Daughters current stylings.
What most grabbed my attention about See You Next Tuesday though was their ability to pack so much content into such short songs, as the amount of musical ideas per song is absolutely staggering. Few bands are able to present so many ideas in a way that does not seem like a collection of cut and pasted, half-baked ideas and this is what sets them apart from their contemporaries, along with other underground techgrind masters like Tower of Rome, Robinson, and of course, the almighty Daughters and their previous incarnation, As the Sun Sets, to which CUNT pays frequent homage (see “Others Will Attend Chatrooms with Erections” vs “Just Out of Curiosity, Are Your Parents Siblings?”).
All in all the replay value with this record is extremely strong. The fact you can blast through it such a short amount of time means it can easily be jammed back to back, and with so many memorable hooks and catches, its hard to have just one listen.
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