Birdeatsbaby - Feast Of Hammers
Release Date: February 20, 2012
Record Label: Dead Round Eyes Records
Producers: Jason Rubal, Birdeatsbaby
Birdeatsbaby is an unusual four-piece alt-classic prog-rock and mostly dark cabaret band that came from Brighton, UK during November of 2008. They have fast-paced and complex drums, piano, bass and violin with big, catchy choruses. And, trust me with the word “unusual” because not only did I take that from their description (mixed around the words a bit, but tried to stay as close to their description as possible), but this band is not for your “average” listener. You have to be just as unique as a person, as their songs are, to honestly LOVE this stuff.
Feast Of Hammers is their second full-length album (with previous EPs and singles released). Looking around, I couldn’t really find much else about the album, so if you do decide to listen after you read this, and I hope you do, leave it to full interpretation.
My favorite song was a close tie, but (and it will surprise you!) Incitatus was my favorite. The reason why it will surprise you, was because it was repetitive, which, everyone knows, I’m not a big fan of. However, there was so much more to this song that I can totally over look a couple extra choruses in there. I honestly don’t want to give away too much of this band, because I want you to feel like you stepped into new territory and you fully don’t mind. All I will say is that the way it was made, the way it came out was mind blowing.
My least favorite would be Feast Of Hammers. As with a lot of my not-so-favorite songs on albums, it just felt kind of out of place. I haven’t been listening to BEB for a long time, but the feel I get from them, the way it played, it didn’t feel 110%.
This album as a whole was like stepping into a story. They placed a feeling in their lyrics and matched the mood with the music. It is, if you don’t listen to “that” kind of music, a very dirty, rough and dark path that you actually enjoy taking. It’s something that I can’t really put into words, and it’s something that you have to experience for yourself.
Without any doubt, this album is getting a 5/5. It’s different, unique and there’s a bunch of songs, if not full songs, a lot of bits of lyrics that are super personal to me. Something I’d give to my ex and say “fuck you” to. Double Nine being one of those songs. The other thing that I based my score off of, is that everything is heard equally. Nothing was muddied. You heard the bass. You hear the violins. You hear the piano. You hear the drums. And that’s really important, to be able to hear all the different parts to the band.
The only artist that I can say that they are similar to off the top of my head is Emilie Autumn (if they did a tour together, near me, I think I’d sell my soul to see this. No joke!). Anchor was a song that really had a Fight Like A Girl (a song off that album) to it. But the vocals and the way that she sings with the music and… I can’t explain it, like I said before. You need to experience this stuff for yourself. So, without further ado… please check out these links. Follow, listen, like, support… everything, PLEASE!!!