THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014 |
Posted by: Devin Granados
The Los Angeles kings of epic electronic music have finally presented us with the royal release of a second studio album. Love Death Immortality is filling some giant shoes, as the first follow-up to The Glitch Mob's incredibly successful Drink The Sea. The debut album created a Glitch Mob empire that captivated the world of electronic music since 2010, as it was succeeded by a slew of killer mixtapes and remixes to keep us going. But Love Death Immortality is a deadly defining moment in The Glitch Mob's career; after such shattering success, the three kings have finally lost their first battle.
Love Death Immortality, kicks off like an intense game of Space Invaders, one that with great expectations required a towering stack of quarters. The first track "Mind of a Beast", might be better titled "Mind of the Gamer", since the listening experience is akin to getting sucked into the virtual gaming world (yes Tron style, but unfortunately not Daft Punk-Tron style). As in our favorite, classic video games, there's always that damsel in distress driving us to our repetitive doom, yet we continue to bust our balls on that controller to save her pretty ass and still she somehow gets kidnapped again, like seriously? The Glitch Mob's sophomore album unfortunately has 99 problems and a bitch is definitely number one. The ethereal female vocals that have become token on all electronic albums, have managed to make short change of the hard work the group contributed to this album. There is no doubt that The Glitch Mob has experience points flowing, but even their veteran production skills could not make up for the inappropriate, cutesy vocals. The trio did, however, manage to unload one sexy combo move along with Metal Mother in "Becoming Harmonious", which is like that Fuck Yeah moment after a boss battle just put into an aural slow-mo.
The Glitch Mob recently tweeted "#Skyrimtoucher" in a play on the title of their seventh track "Skytoucher", but instead, I'd describe it as #Skyscraper—an unsuccessful attempt at touching the heavens.