ARTIST:

THERAPY ?

(IRELAND)
TITLE:

DISQUIET

(2015)
LABEL:

AUTRE LABEL

GENRE:

ROCK

/ ALTERNATIVE ROCK
TAGS:
Punk
"Therapy's fourteenth album, a worthy follow-up to "Troublegum"..."
ALADDIN_SANE (16.07.2015)  
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What? The return of Therapy... Well, not really, because unlike many of their contemporaries, the Irish trio never split up. They even continued to release albums in relative secrecy after the success of "Troublegum" which propelled them to the forefront of the scene in the mid-90s.

"Disquiet" is the fourteenth album and is considered by the band as a sort of sequel to "Troublegum" with a cover which also refers to this famous opus of 94. Instead of having a guy sticking his head in a trash can, this one gives the impression of having hit his head against a wall, wrapped in a blood-red cloth. A disturbing visual for a music that is always so punchy. Like 'Knives' on "Troublegum", 'Still Hurts', which opens the new album, uses the same alternative pop/rock/punk formula with remarkable efficiency: raging verses, melodic refrains and flawless rhythm, all sent in less than 3 minutes. The sequel is from the same barrel (of Irish whiskey of course).

What's impressive about Therapy is that the band manages most of the time to maintain this fragile balance between the aggressiveness of alternative rock and a certain melodic research that was also found in bands like Soundgarden and Smashing Pumpkins in the old days. Moreover, at no time does the band give in to the ease of the ballad or the vulgarly catchy single, which is rare enough to be noticed. Finally, let's salute the very stoner 'Deathstimate', the longest but not the least interesting track of the album.

If the formula doesn't weary you quickly and you loved the 90s (especially grunge and its derivatives), you can go for it on this album of a dreadful efficiency and which makes a good figure next to "Troublegum" or "Infernal Love".


More informations on http://www.therapyquestionmark.co.uk/



SIMILAR BANDS:
PRONG, FAITH NO MORE, GREEN DAY, ASH


TRACK LISTING:
01. Still Hurts
02. Tides
03. Good News is no News
04. Fall behind
05. Idiot Cousin
06. Helpless still lost
07. Vulgar Display of Powder
08. Words fail Me
09. Torment Sorrow Misery Strife
10. Deathstimate

LINEUP:
Andy Cairns: Chant / Guitares
Michael McKeegan: Basse
Neil Cooper: Batterie
   
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