Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse
ResonantPassage has a proclivity for psychedelic rock, and thus after immediately hearing this release by Ty Segall (with his touring band) in its entirety, Slaughterhouse became one of this site’s favorite albums of the year. This may sound like mere hyperbole, and it very well may be to those who do not have that same craving or appreciation for garage or psychedelic rock. For the listeners who find a catharsis in having a frenetic guitar riff blast their eardrums with a wild abandon and a complete lack of deference for delicacy or studio meticulousness, this album is a must-listen. Slaughterhouse feels undoubtedly “of-the-moment,” a blitz of no-holds barred rock that only further solidifies Segall’s ability to absolutely shred with his guitar.
Be warned however, for the production quality of Slaughterhouse is definitively lo-fi and sounds much more DIY than his sleeker solo record (released last year). In essence, it is this recording style that further adds to the character of the album. Does the cover art really suggest anything other than a grimy, psychedelic rock record overflowing with maniacal energy? Knowing that the music essentially flies off the rails for the entirety of the album, Segall knows not to overstay his welcome, and Slaughterhouse smartly clocks in at well under forty minutes. Consequently, the listener will almost impulsively play it through immediately again. Rock n’ roll of this order will never go out of style or lose its effectiveness, no matter what direction the state of music will take in the coming years. 8.5/10