For Fans Of: I Hate Myself, French In Van, Merchant Ships, Old Gray
Matt kind of took the words right out of my mouth. The semester is almost done so that means we will get our grades back and see our science grades. Needless self promotion, I got a big boy internship pretty much doing the same thing I do here, except I can’t swear, as well as busy with school work so, yeah, excuses. I am actually at my internship right now. I’ve been wanting to throw these guys up here since I got their final full length, “Portraits of Dying”.
I never listened to Malon before “Portraits”, but as soon as I started listening to it I couldn’t stop. The entire thing is fucking ridiculous. Stupid sad and emotional, littered with dope soundclips, like the last song with a clip from Little Miss Sunshine when Dwayne finds out (spoiler) he can’t go to flight school because he is color blind and blows a gasket. Or in “Shitty Art” with a That 70’s Show clip. Shit gets heavy. “Shitty Art” in particular is ruthlessly sad. Homeboys are just screaming their heads off at the end of the song, while I am huddled in two blankets shivering.
They go back and forth between clean screamo, emo, heavy fucking screamo, and keep on cycling back and forth. So it’s a versatile release. The record is nine songs and will probably make you want to rip your own heart out and draw a picture, or convulse with how pretty it can be. Especially with their song “Pretty Art”. It’s instrumental, but the sound clip they use rips your emotions to shreds. Seriously. If you’re not shitting yourself with sad by the end of the song, maybe just don’t listen to the rest of the album. Except listen to the rest of the album. Because it’s so worth it. It sucks that this is their last release and then they are breaking up. I would have loved to see them play. I haven’t gotten a chance to listen to the rest of the stuff, but I am pretty confident it will be good. They have a new band according to their Facebook, Nayru, so check that out too. I am not sure if they have music up yet, so keep a look out. This final release is seriously awesome, so give it a listen. Maybe have tissues handy. Tight.
Download or Buy “Portraits of Dying”: http://malon.bandcamp.com/album/portraits-of-dying
Download or Buy “Reverie”: http://malon.bandcamp.com/album/reverie
Download or Buy Malon / Avari Split: http://malon.bandcamp.com/album/malon-avari-split