First of all, Sean Henson was the drummer for this album. He is no longer with TOY CALLED GOD. Currently John Riggs is filling in on drums for live shows, but the position remains to be filled permanently.
So I settled in yesterday to listen to the full album. The demo was a great warm up for the EP. I do wish I had worn a neck brace, though. I’m sore today, but I listened to the album again and again and again in its entirety. May the Metal gods have mercy on me tomorrow morning.
I love the rest of the songs on the EP that weren't on the demo !
I’ll just post my random thoughts about this EP.
Here are some lyrics that caught my attention. See if you can find them on the TOY CALLED GOD EP.
“I said hey….that gleam in your eye looks like dirt to me” “Wash away this soiled dream” “Voodoo spirit is killing me” “This world will eat you alive. This world will leave you cold and dead on the inside” “She’s killin’ me” “I said hey….who the fuck you think you’re tryin’ to please? Well my friend you think you know the answers to this life” “I’m only one menace” “I hope she’s comin’ home with me” “Can’t wait to get my hands inside her jeans”
This has got it all. Heavy bottom bass, thrashing drumming, rough vocals I can understand and crunching and squealing guitars. And plenty of Patrick Donovan’s distinctive blistering hard rockin’ Metal solos. I always enjoy listening to Patrick bending those strings.
Yeah, I got all giggity listening to Wild Child, it’s got lots of what I love….a night out partying, a hot chick on stage and whiskey! It definitely appealed to the decadence that hovers near the surface of my soul.
Soiled Dream was rockin on and suddenly it stopped. Then it suddenly started back up again and smacked me right in the face with a sledgehammer.
The next to the last song should come with a warning to the listener. After 9 pounding and neck wrecking songs, suddenly there’s a sharp and unexpected deceleration in the pace of the EP. I was expecting to continue knocking over the furniture, spinning around the room in my personal mosh pit. But, Martyrdumb is a ballad-like song that is quite unusual after listening to TOY CALLED GOD’S usual vertebrae ravaging tunes. It has a Mediterranean flavor to it mixed with a hint of flamenco guitar. I think I even heard a glimmer of Persian influence in it. Maybe I was just dizzy after whirling around all day.
I had Princess take a listen to Martyrdumb and as I expected, she loved that song. Her comment was, “This is getting stoned music.” Then she proceeded to listen to the rest of the EP. I’ve already made an appointment for her tomorrow at the local orthopedic doctor’s office.
I know TOY CALLED GOD has more songs they’ve not yet released. I feel another EP coming soon. And it will be welcomed immensely.
Get TOY CALLED GOD and play with it. Much Metal Love, Sisters and Brothers.
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