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6:33 - Feary Tales For Strange Lullabies: The Dome review



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20 users:
7.30
Band: 6:33
Album: Feary Tales For Strange Lullabies: The Dome
Release date: October 2021


01. Wacky Worms
02. Holy Golden Boner
03. Prime Focus
04. Party Inc.
05. Hot Damn Chicas
06. Rabbit In The Hat
07. Release The He-Shes
08. Downtown Flavour
09. Flesh Cemetery
10. Act Like An Animal
11. Hangover


Hey kids, do you like your music to be wacky?

Avant-garde is such a strange term, isn't it? Forward-thinking! Outside the box! Hasn't been done before! Well, a lot of music has been made in the past century, and a lot of things were ahead of their time, and some of that experimental music was tagged "avant-garde". Now, if you go and make music just like that, that sounds like avant-garde music of the past, is it still avant-garde? Can people be forward-thinking in the exact same way decades apart? Or perhaps we've come to throw the "avant-garde" term to bands that sound experimental and wacky in a certain familiar way. I mean, I think you get my point. 6:33 aren't avant-garde. But they sound like a lot of bands we call avant-garde. It's not their fault that that's somehow the most fitting label. They're just making music with clear influences. They're not reinventing the wheel and they know it.

And, in their defense, not a lot of music sounds like this. But the music that does, it usually comes across as a clear influence. Mike Patton's Mr. Bungle and Faith No More are probably the most obvious, to the point that, if I dissociate enough and forget what I'm listening to, I might assume I'm listening to some Patton project. But there's also a bit more of a metal side of that sound, with Diablo Swing Orchestra and Arcturus all having a smaller share of 6:33's sound. But I also have a bit of an issue calling 6:33 as metal, whether that's avant-garde or not, because they sound a lot like a very wacky and somewhat heavy alternative rock band, where stuff like funk, swing, brass, circus waltz and the like can have just as big of a presence as metal.

And when I said that I could almost think I'm listening to a Mike Patton project, that's not just 6:33 wearing their influences on their sleeves, but also an indication of their quality. Sure, some moments might come off as obnoxious, but so did a couple of Patton moments, and my impression of The Dome was better than some of Patton's stuff. The music is wacky, but not always excessively so, has a good grasp of genre changes, memorability, and vocal harmonies. 6:33 also replaced their usual drum programming with an actual drummer, so the feeling of the music, as wacky and genre-bending as it can get, is actually more organic than on stuff like Deadly Scenes.

Fun concept. Fun band. Out of all the Patton albums not done by the man himself, this is among the most worthwhile.






Written on 19.10.2021 by Doesn't matter that much to me if you agree with me, as long as you checked the album out.


Comments

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19.10.2021 - 16:05
SatanicBlood

I might be the odd one out on this album, but it really didn’t hit me like Deadly Scenes did. That album felt like it had much more variety, lots of influences bouncing around. This album felt like 90% was taken straight from 80s synth pop mixed with a tiny bit of schizo. Nothing truly stood out to me, but I will give it many listens and hope my convictions wane, I LOVED Deadly Scenes and maybe that’s why I’m holding such high standards for this to bring me back to that level of comfort.

And speaking of Patton albums not made by Patton, you think we will ever see another Shaolin Death Squad release?
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19.10.2021 - 17:12
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Holy Golden Boner
Maybe best song tittle ever. Maybe Ron Jeremy can cover that song
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20.10.2021 - 09:23
DeanoMajik

Written by SatanicBlood on 19.10.2021 at 16:05

I might be the odd one out on this album, but it really didn’t hit me like Deadly Scenes did. That album felt like it had much more variety, lots of influences bouncing around. This album felt like 90% was taken straight from 80s synth pop mixed with a tiny bit of schizo. Nothing truly stood out to me, but I will give it many listens and hope my convictions wane, I LOVED Deadly Scenes and maybe that’s why I’m holding such high standards for this to bring me back to that level of comfort.

And speaking of Patton albums not made by Patton, you think we will ever see another Shaolin Death Squad release?

Agreed. Though I did think Holy Golden Boner was a stand out track.
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20.10.2021 - 11:28
nikarg
Mod
Gimme Patton recording his farts any day over this.
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20.10.2021 - 15:40
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by nikarg on 20.10.2021 at 11:28

Gimme Patton recording his farts any day over this.

Hate it that much?
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20.10.2021 - 20:46
nikarg
Mod
Written by RaduP on 20.10.2021 at 15:40

Hate it that much?

I am afraid so, I think it is the worst thing I have heard this year. The first time I played it, I turned it off after the first ten seconds. The second time, I skipped the opening track and made it only halfway into "Holy Golden Boner".
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20.10.2021 - 20:50
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by nikarg on 20.10.2021 at 20:46

I am afraid so, I think it is the worst thing I have heard this year. The first time I played it, I turned it off after the first ten seconds. The second time, I skipped the opening track and made it only halfway into "Holy Golden Boner".

Bold words from someone who listened to that Antediluvian album.

I dunno, it is a bit obnoxious, but I don't see it as "turn it off" bad at any point. I guess try to give it another listen but on shuffle.
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21.10.2021 - 10:30
Duck Dodgers

Fun fun fun! There is a part in Holy Golden that goes almost Inspector Gadget theme... wacky album indeed... I can see how it may trigger some constipated metalheads! ) Kinda prefer it as a whole album to Deadly Scenes. Seems more structured and the band follows the compulsory 80s future pop vibe that Stranger Things imposed to the global culture and it actually suits them.
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21.10.2021 - 14:19
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
Nikarg's comment doesn't make it seem very appealing, but gonna try anyway.
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24.10.2021 - 10:00
nikarg
Mod
I hope the band will see this but, even if they don't, I still feel that I have to apologize publicly for a rude comment. They had the best reaction possible to what I wrote, which made me listen to the entire album regardless of the fact that I knew I wouldn't enjoy it at all. And honestly, I did not like it, tastes are subjective, this is just not my cup of tea. However, thanks 6:33 for your humorous and smart response to a comment that I shouldn't have made. I am sure many people will find this album to their liking, I urge everyone reading this to disregard what I wrote, give the album a chance, and make up their own mind about it.

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24.10.2021 - 16:22
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
Written by nikarg on 24.10.2021 at 10:00

I hope the band will see this but, even if they don't, I still feel that I have to apologize publicly for a rude comment. They had the best reaction possible to what I wrote, which made me listen to the entire album regardless of the fact that I knew I wouldn't enjoy it at all. And honestly, I did not like it, tastes are subjective, this is just not my cup of tea. However, thanks 6:33 for your humorous and smart response to a comment that I shouldn't have made. I am sure many people will find this album to their liking, I urge everyone reading this to disregard what I wrote, give the album a chance, and make up their own mind about it.


Oh don't be so hard on yourself. It's ok to use a metaphor
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25.10.2021 - 15:34
Zap

Written by Karlabos on 24.10.2021 at 16:22

Oh don't be so hard on yourself. It's ok to use a metaphor

Agreed, it's not like he insulted the band or anything, he just said he doesn't like the music. No big deal.
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