Was It Good For You, Too?
Marijuana Deathsquads is back again with their latest LP, Oh My Sexy Lord. P.O.S trades in his eloquent flow for heavily distorted vocals. Alongside Ryan Olson, their voices battle for attention over the various computer chirps, schizophrenic drumming, white noise and whatever else fellow band mates in this experimental group have melded together to form a melody. Equal parts chaotic and cathartic, Oh My Sexy Lord lays any restraints to the wayside and lets pure instinct take over for these 11 tracks.
“Ewak Sadness” starts off like a first-time stripper– a little slow at first, barely showing any skin, but as it begins to find its rhythm and loses its inhibitions, you are left satisfied, smoking a cigarette after an amazing ear-gasm. “Scheme” gives you some room to recover with almost three minutes of shuffling drums and distant vocals, letting you recharge your battery before diving into seedy soundscapes that follow.
Each track on the album flows perfectly from one to the other. At times, it’s hard to tell where one track ends and the other begins; remnants from one pop up in the next while not sounding recycled, but simply re-imagined. Oh My Sexy Lord ends with “Vibrant Beast” and if each track on this album is truly an exotic dancer, this would be the main attraction: glamorous but still dirty, the type of girl you’d spend a long weekend with but not necessarily bring home to meet your mother.
Oh My Sexy Lord shows that Marijuana Deathsquads are ready to unleash their sonic warfare on any insurgents who dare try and go toe-to-toe with them. This an album that any other band wouldn’t be able to create. Each track shows risks taken and, if not pulled off right, would land them face down looking like amateurs.