Today is the Day – Animal Mother

Hello. Sunday today and we have here is another review. Before i begin i have a confession to make. Today is the Day is one of my favorite bands. And the thing that’s so great here is that they have a new album. Their new album is called ”Animal Mother” and it was released on the 14th of October. The band was formed back in 1992 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S by Steve Austin and Bra Elrod. ”Animal Mother is their tenth full length album. Their previous album was ”Pain is a Warning” and it was released back in 2011. ”Animal Mother” is their first album for Southern Lord Records.
People have asked me in the past to describe the band’s music. And i think that all of my efforts have been rather unsuccessful. I find it a bit difficult to describe their sound. And that’s because their music incorporates a lot of elements like grindcore, metal, hardcore, noise rock, black and death metal. So i believe that noisecore wouldn’t be an accurate term to use. But then again would be fusion a correct term? In my opinion the best term to use would be ”Today is the day style” in order to describe the band’s unique sound. So let us get back to ”Animal Mother”. Fifteen tracks are included in this album. I don’t mean to exaggerate but in my opinion you don’t just listen to a Today is the Day album, you experience one. I had the same impression with the previous albums of this band and i think that their latest release is no exception. The way i see it ”Animal Mother” is another example of the motto ”Through Chaos comes order”. Because sometimes the band’s music may sound chaotic and overwhelming but you can definitely sense that this is a homogenized outcome. Sometimes the album sounds aggressive and technical, while sometimes it sounds melodic and atmospheric. Definitely the band has managed to retain its unique sound. Steve Austin’s voice is an extremely important element that differentiates the band’s sound from other bands. His voice is relative to black metal but surely you can’t call it black metal. In today’s album you can once again find the band’s awesome riffage. You can also find a massive, insanely heavy song like ”Zodiac”. But not only that. Don’t make the mistake of picking songs in a random order from this album to listen to it. Just devote an hour from your time and experience it as a whole. I swear it you will not regret it.
So the question is, is this a good album? And the answer is, yes. It’s too damn good. It’s so good that it hurts. Probably it’s one of the best albums of this year. Just listen to this album and find out for yourself. Here are some links where you can also listen to ”Animal Mother”:


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