Oh god, more prog. *deep, long-suffering sigh*
There are two emotions that chase themselves around my brain when I listen to this stuff. Firstly I'm confused. I mean, who really appreciates 8 minute songs? Men, I suppose. Really, how many women do you think actually appreciate this stuff? It's just so turgid.
Secondly, I'm amused. This sort of stuff just says to me - 16 year old who has no hope of getting laid, channelling all of that burgeoning testosterone into really intense music. It's a bit like making emo music, really - you're guaranteed an audience. A sad, sad audience, no doubt, but they've got nothing else to spend their money on.
I seem to recall we saw Butterfly Effect supporting some band or other long, long ago. I remember doing my best to keep a straight face but just wanting to burst into laughter, because they take themselves so seriously. How can you, when you're playing this music? I mean, it's just one step away from Spinal Tap, isn't it? (YourZ sez: ah c'mon, it doesn't even get close to 'break like the wind' territory)
Well, I know YourZ won't turf this, so...
VERDICT: TURN IT DOWN way, way down... no, lower! Lower! I can still hear it!
VERDICT: TURN IT UP
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