3TEETH – 3TEETH
Released: June 3, 2014
Label: Artoffact Records
Review by: Shibari Reiss
I am always late.
This is a fact. I am late to parties, late for dinner, late for engagements, meetings…LATE. Confession: I was late to jump on the 3TEETH train. I watched as countless fellow DJ’s and other Industrial artists would rave about this new band. I would shrug and scroll through my Facebook, and go on with my day.
It was only during an interview with Marco Visconti from XP8 that my interest was piqued.
He said, “What do you think of 3TEETH?”
I sheepishly responded, “Well, they are certainly getting a lot of attention.”
He kind of chuckled and said, “I can’t get enough of them; I don’t know what to think of this Industrial Revival sound.”
I raised my eyebrow and thought maybe I had been dragging my feet and I was once again…late.
I immediately went to Bandcamp and stared at their page for a moment–there wasn’t much information on their self titled album or any hint of what to expect. So, I took a deep breath and pressed “Play.”
The first track, “Nihil,” has this sound of trepidation, leading up to a bass drum that thuds with intensity. Right away I knew that I WAS late, that I had been dragging my feet and here was this amazing sound that reverberated through every fiber of my being. Silently I cursed myself for making myself late to this party.
Not slowing down, the next track “Consent,” chimes in with aggressive beats and harsh vocals. I found myself bobbing my head and thinking to myself that not only was this reminiscent of old school Industrial, but it was also fresh…exciting and sensual.
From there “Pearls 2 Swine” grabbed me and I realized…this was going to be my GO TO album. It is filled with Sex, Dissonance, Rebellion, Anarchy, Anger, Mayhem, and Lust. Any of these songs could be easily used as a backdrop for a horror film or a post apocalyptic adventure.
I was trying to determine which track was my favorite, but all of the tracks are so good it was a battle trying to come to just one. From the driving beats of “Master of Decay” or “Dissolve,” or the Sensually sinful sound of “Unveiled” commanding you to “let it go”… I am hooked.
With influences in Electronic, Industrial, and Industrial Metal, the beats are hard hitting, and it is lyrically and musically sound. While I realize I was late to jump on the 3TEETH bandwagon, I know without a doubt that they are an incredible band with something new to offer the Industrial community. The driving guitars and melding of Industrial and Metal is riveting.
There is a comfort level in having a sound that is both familiar and yet evolving at the same time. While 3TEETH sounds like something from 1991, there is something incredibly unique and infectious about their music. Not to mention that they have been a genius in marketing this to a community that many claim is dying. 3TEETH have generated a spark and certainly it is a catching flame.
Yes, I was a little late jumping on the 3TEETH bandwagon, but here is what I know—there is nothing cliché about this band. Each track is inventive, sexy, and enticing. I didn’t find myself once itchy to press fast-forward to get to the next track and when it ended…it was far too soon. So I pressed play again, and started it all over.
- Pearls 2 Swine
- Master of Decay
- Final Product
- Too Far Gone