It's Time To Get Bullies

Published: Nov 20, 2013, 08:04 IST | Asmo |

Sockweb is an American grindcore project that took the Internet by storm last year thanks to some brilliant ditties about pancakes, Scooby-Doo monsters, bullies, and werewolves. Sounds a bit juvenile to qualify for a review? Not quite

One listen to the band’s new EP, It’s Time To Get Bullies will leave you stumped, exhilarated, and happy. Lead vocalist Joanie ‘Bologna’ Young is just seven, yes, seven years old. She screams, sings, whispers, rants, growls and more throughout the four tracks, channeling her inner Kat Katz (Agarophobic Nosebleed, ex-Salome). It’s achingly cute and so, so, metal!

The father-daughter duo, Adam and Joanie Young of Sockweb

Joanie’s words are backed and bound together by osmium heavy, yet abrasive guitar work, a bass that booms all around, and absolutely wicked drums. All courtesy, guitarist, composer, and well, father Adam ‘Blackula Young’, who also jumps in with growls of his own. You won’t need a lyrics booklet to understand the dialogue here. Instead, you’ll be nodding your head in agreement.

Critics might dub the band gimmicky. Their songs are anything but. It’s heart warming and genuine music that you can relate to. Superbly produced by Pig Destroyer mainman Scott Hull, the EP is what good art is. A genuine expression of self that's easily understood, and appreciated by anyone who consumes it.

This is what a quadruple-shot black coffee would be aurally. In one word, awesome. 

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