Nothing quite pulls at ye olde heartstrings like some great throwback ’90’s Alt-Rawk. We’re not talking Grunge, which ran parallel to the burgeoning Alternative scene of the ’90’s, we’re talking the Sugar’s of the world and the Hum’s with walls of sound and fuzzy guitar sounds and vocals that seemingly float on air and a kind of magic that Cold Gawd has seemingly masterfully brought into the present for a new generation with God Get Me The Fuck Out Of Here.
“Sweet Jesus Wept Shit” is a helluva a song title and, more importantly, a helluva song with those aforementioned airy vocals from Cold Gawd mastermind Matt Wainwright creating an indescribable sonic odyssey right from the onset that culls the darkness of Electro fiends Strvngers with the modern Grunge of My Ticket Home for an unforgettable three minutes and change.
“You Should Be Fine Down There” is eloquent and silky smooth with Wainwright’s vocals again at the heart of it all, surrounded by a laid back but no less bludgeoning noise that brings to mind the oft looked over supergroup Handsome while “On The Pale Silver Sofa” is a big, bodacious anthem from start to finish.
“Two Iris Prints” shares more in common with Dais Records labelmates Drab Majesty with its’ dreamy Post-Punk meanderings followed by the experimental “Comfort Thug” which is like eavesdropping on a convo you’re not supposed to hear set to a soundtrack. Getting back to the grind, “Gin” ups the fuzz quotient and eventually morphs into this grand jam session that mesmerizes as it recycles its’ main refrain to great effect. Penultimate pouncer “You The Well” is a momentous marvel with swelling sonic stories at its’ core that give way to the loud and lumbering “Passing Through the Opposite of What It Approaches” to close out this pretty perfect sophomore opus.
God Get Me The Fuck Out Of Here arrives on September 23rd through Dais Records. Pre-orders are up now and can be perused and purchased by heading here or here. For the latest on Cold Gawd, follow them across their socials by clicking here or here.