Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Fear 2 Stop - God Rest Ye Merry Psychopaths

Hear The Track Here

Good gosh, look at the time. Must be time for the next Fear 2 Stop track. For those of you new to all this, Fear 2 Stop are Soundclick's resident balladeers (Ed: Balladeers!!!?! Wtf are you on Gilmore? Been at the egg-nog again?) good for weddings, bar mitzvahs, barn raising's and general handiwork about the home, call 1-800-IMA-n00b right now, terms and conditions will apply. (Ed: do I have to slap you?) Hey, don't blame me, I'm jus' tryin' to get paid mang... Fear 2 Stop in fact describe themselves as 'bizarre experimental electronica' and I can only nod my head in agreement and say that sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. Moreover, if anyone is going to mess up the whole ho-ho-ho lets-all-be-jolly vomitorium that constitutes a modern Christmas, it might as well be Houston's favourite sons (and daughter) as anyone else.

After all, they have almost built a career out of it ;)

Regular readers will already be aware that I have a smell of the humbug about me at this time of year, principally because I ******* hate Christmas (at least in its commercial form) and also because I am a crotchety old fart who is supposed to think like that. Whether God Rest Ye... is meant for people like me is anybody's guess but knowing F2S I suspect it's a blanket condemnation. Although this is billed as a cuddly, family friendly Pop: Seasonal Songs, beware all ye who enter because here be monsters. Fear 2 Stop monsters who know just exactly when to twist that aural knife, or supply the requisite edge-of-the-seat experience. For, when all is said and done, Fear 2 Stop can often sound like the aural equivalent of chalk on blackboard.

Mind you, it has to be said that they do contain their wilder excesses on this 'seasonal song' - a reworking of the well known (bah humbug) carol, but with added beats. Anyone with even the slightest interest in Fear 2 Stop will definitely find a very familiar face on display, this is the band at their most playful and - consequently - just as enjoyable. See, that's the funny thing about Fear 2 Stop; you either like them or you don't. I do, having become acclimatised over the years, and this is the band being as accessible (to the more general listener) as they get and that is not to be snubbed.

Christmas? WhatEVAH. Highly Recommended for warped Elves,

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