Sunday, July 21, 2013

Album Review: Supernatural Disasters

Title:  Supernatural Disasters (BandCamp, Amazon, iTunes, Interpunk)
Artist:  Traindodge (Official, Facebook, MySpace, BandCamp, Last.fm)

Traindodge’s latest album Supernatural Disasters is as much classic and prog rock as it is post hardcore and punk rock.  Right from the opening riff of “The Thoughts Below” it is crystal clear that Supernatural Disasters is a record that would be as comfortable being played next to Permanent Waves as it would next to Red Medicine.  The record’s best moments, like “Burning Canyons,” are the ones that let the riffs and the hooks lead the songs.  Traindodge is a band that has been around for a long time and that shows in Supernatural Disasters.  This is a mature and complex record and one that deserves multiple listens.  For those who have never heard Traindodge, imagine the perfect mixture of Rush and Fugazi…granted there’s a lot more than that going on here but in the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions, that’s about the best way to describe this band’s sound.    

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