Locust, the / Plague Soundscapes
Album: Plague Soundscapes   Collection:General
Artist:Locust, the   Added:Sep 2003

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-11-17 Pull Date: 2004-01-19 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Jan 4 Dec 28 Dec 21 Dec 14 Nov 30 Nov 23
Airplays: 2 1 2 3 3 4

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 12, 2007: Headcleaner
Wet Dream War Machine
4. Jul 22, 2006: On The Warpath
Anything Jesus Does I Can Do
2. Mar 05, 2007: 87252
Anything Jesus Does I Can Do
5. Jul 06, 2006: Cognitive Overload
Psst! Is that a Halfie in Yo
3. Jan 06, 2007: 2003
Identity Exchange Program Re
6. Feb 22, 2005: Paean
Teenage Mustache

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-11-17
FUCK YEAH!!! From San Diego, The Locust dish out intense thrashy hardcore highlighted by a noisy synth that sounds like a raygun or raunched out disintegrating FM synth. I saw them live once, but the synth was down in the mix, so they sounded like just another (tight) hardcore band, but with the synth up it's a unique sound. Songs are less than a minute, assaulting with lots of changes. Think also of Lightning Bolt, Neon Hunk, Pink and Brown. All good, but standouts were 11, 13, 19, 3, 4, 7, 8.

1. thrashy intense, w/ great synth noise
2. more riff oriented, catchy start stop riff
3. hard as shit, w/ sweet swirly wailing synth
4. start stop riff, w/ parts almost dancy
5. accented intro, kickass abstract intense noisy
6. lots of changes, great wailing synth sounds
7. more dbl bass here, call and response vocals
8. false start w/ dancy synth. catchy accented chorus.
9. dark groove, wailing guitars.
10. double bass in your face.
11. catchy midtempo beat, more raunchy, great vocals
12. crazy intense fast faster. Catchy middle section.
13. jerky midtempo rhythm, great end of dbl bass + synth
14. 30 second spazz
15. midtempo more straight on rockin w/ ray gun synth
16. 46 seconds of midtempo metal rockin'
17. 40 sec onslaught, cool synth riff.
18. more abstract, repetitive brooding mechanical satan synth
19. cool jerky intro, more punk than metal yes!
20. midtempo, headbanging tempo.
21. really cool jerky rhythm, more punk, less metal, rayguns
22. 30 second assault
23. thrashy start stop, ends w/ droning synth noise.

Track Listing
1. Recyclable Body Fluids in   12. Late for a Double Date with
2. Identity Exchange Program Re   13. File Under 'soft Core Seizur
3. Solar Panel Asses   14. Practical Hatred
4. Live From the Russian Compou   15. Psst! Is that a Halfie in Yo
5. Earwax Halo Manufactured for   16. The Half-Eaten Sausage Would
6. Wet Dream War Machine   17. Pulling the Christmas Pig By
7. Listen, the Mighty Ear Is He   18. Can We Get Another Nail in T
8. Who Wants a Dose of the Clap   19. Your Mantel Disguised As a P
9. Teenage Mustache   20. Twenty-Three Lubed Up By Ski
10. How to Become a Virgin   21. Captain Gaydar It's Time to
11. Anything Jesus Does I Can Do   22. Priest with the Sexually Tr
  23. Pickup Truck Full of Forty M