Thursday at 4:56 AM | Posted by Man_with_a_Plan
"See, too many of the so-called “noise” acts around today do just that: make noise. Be it grind or what have you, all that’s going on is a couple of guys wailing on their instruments as hard as humanly possible and hoping it makes sense. And while Agoraphobic Nosebleed don’t fall that far from the tree, the fundamental difference is that these guys (or guy, as it was before the most recent releases ) have been doing it for 12 years now. In his time away from Pig Destroyer, Scott Hull is AN’s jack of all trades.
Handling vocals, guitar work, and the programming of drum machines, Hull has been able to keep his one-man project noisier than any group with five times as many members. It’s just one constant barrage of light-speed drumming and frantic riffs that somehow manage to keep up too. Using a drum machine allows AN to use what is essentially super-human speed on the double bass, and that kick combined with the sometimes screechy sometimes guttural vocal delivery of Hall is a brutal one. "