released July 4, 2020
Engineered By: Nate Abner and Stephan Hawkes
Mastered By: Stephan Hawkes
Album Design By: Triangles Around Us
Album Photo By: Tom Glose
OFFICIAL VIDEO CLIP
Expansive Portland noise groove quartet ILS — the press materials call the band’s sound “disaster chic,” which works, too — gets it so goddamn right on its debut full-length Curse. This catchy, nasty straight sidewinder of a record feels like an improbably successful attempt to build a tightly coiled rope bridge between Jesus Lizard, Kyuss, and EYEHATEGOD.
ILS: New Band of the Day #241
Pronounced ‘ilz’ and hailing from Portland, Oregon, noise rock quartet ILS arrive fully formed and ferocious. They’ve released three singles from their upcoming debut album Curse so far and each one displays a band that is fully confident in their modus operandi. Take album opener ‘Bad Parts’. Exploding with a barrage of pounding drums, visceral guitar and aggressive vocals, the track is a powerful statement of intent at just over two minutes. There’s catchiness in the heaviness though. This isn’t noise for the sake of noise.
‘White Meat’ continues in the same vein of disgusted power. However, here the band display a knack for more off-kilter and angular riffs. Coming in at just over three minutes, there is even time for a brief breakdown and rebuild that culminates in an intense outro dominated by a terrifying scream from Tom Glose.
Elsewhere, the video for ‘No Luck’ demonstrates their ferocity live and sees the group head into more metallic territory. So far, ILS are an unrelenting prospect that doesn’t give an inch. Let’s hope the rest of the album can meet the high standards they’ve already set!
ILS are a 4 piece “disaster chic” band from Portland, OR. ILS consists of Tom Glose (Black Elk) on vocals. Nate Abner (The Days, The Nights) on guitar. Tim Steiner (Passerby) on drums and Adam Pike (White Orange) on bass and “disaster chic”? Kind of like “disaster chic”, kind of like this, kind of like this lots, so damn nice, so damn rich, the sound I mean, rich sound, raging, kind of how I feel today, hissing out those lyrics to White Meat, yes! This is good, “’cause the problems of this world…”, oh look, this is a conflicted start to the week, this would have hit the spot on most Mondays though, this is what we need, this feel good, thanks for sending this one in Pogo people, there’s a couple of trtacks on the Bandcamp thing, the two tracks are all we’ve heard so far, but hey, one of the bonuses of all this Organgrinding is that the whle thing is sitting in my in-box waiting to be fired up, stay tuned for more now, for now the Pogo Records Bandcamp will give you a taste….
There’s a sense of instant gratification about listening to the debut full length from Ils. Within the first minute of opening track “Bad Parts” you know exactly what you’re getting in the 10 songs on this record. Their sound is informed as much by 90’s chain-wallet core (without resorting to the parts that didn’t age well) as it is by the precisely fine-tuned killing music of the last several Unsane records. Everything is dialed in exactly as it is supposed to sound, each song tends to clock in around a lean 3 minutes average, and there’s a rhythm here so workmanlike it ought to apply for a union card. The X factor here belongs to vocalist Tom Glose (ex- Black Elk) whose range goes from gloomy howls, rambled diatribes, and throat-shredding shrieks all within the space of each song. It lends a dose of variety to enjoyable noise rock gut-busters that may otherwise suffer a slight case of repetitiveness were it being heralded by a singer with a singular delivery. If you like heavy-handed, meat-y noise rock this is for you. The only downside is all five of the songs from their demo have been re-recorded, so you’re really only getting 5 brand new songs. But if you haven’t heard the demo then you’re getting 10 new songs if you want to go with a glass half-full approach!
July 4, 2020 will see the release of Curse, the new album from Portland, OR “disaster chic” quartet Ils (pronounced “Ilz”)… and we can think of no music that could possibly be more appropriate for Independence Day. As demonstrated by the track “Whitemeat,” Ils make raw noise rock with hints of operatic stoner metal, toxic death metal, and dizzying mathcore to create something that is about as independent-sounding as independent-sounding gets. It’s metal for the 99%, a metal-gauntleted slap in the face to everything homogenized and condescending about macho mainstream acts like Five Finger Death Punch. This fact is only reinforced by the painfully-relevant lyrics, which include phrases like “You’re so damn rich, and you’re so damn white.” They say that every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings; well, every time you listen to “Whitemeat,” a CEO goes to Hell.
Destroy the 1% by listening to “Whitemeat” below. Then pre-order Curse here. It’s the most patriotic thing you can do!
Hoy la banda que os recomendamos viene Portland, Oregon sacaran su primer larga duración por POGO Records expertos en buena mierda sludge, post-hardcore y noise rock, la banda en cuestión se llama ILS y el material se llama “Curse” y vera la luz para junio de 2020, tenían un ep llamado “Pain Don’t Hurt” también por el mismo sello francés y que recibió una excelente acogida por la peña y está incluido en el debut. ¿Qué vamos hallar aquí? pues noise rock no esperéis la enésima copia de Unsane, lógicamente encontrareis conexiones pero esto tíos tienen personalidad propia, una vocalista original, versátil y poderoso, en momentos su voz desquiciadamente extrema al estilo del “tito” Steve Austin, temas directos de dos a tres minutos, riffs machacones y con muy mala baba, el bajo percute contundente y el batera es de un nivel superlativo, una banda compacta perfectamente engrasada ahí reside uno de los puntos más fuerte de la banda, saben perfectamente lo que tienen entre manos,
Para poner las cartas sobre la mesa Bad Parts rompe el juego con fraseos y estallidos noise rock de toda la vida, Curse tiene feeling noventero copla más melódica del disco, para mi gusto la más floja, Don’t hurt me es un señor temazo el industrial se mimetiza con el noise de lo mejor del disco, la sombra de The Jesus Lizard es muy larga, No Luck la rabia irrumpe de manera hilarante trazas de Today is the day con mucho groove una barbaridad, si no te enamoran ILS con este tema apaga y vámonos, Noose los medios tiempos de esta gente son superpoderosos, machacones con esa pinceladas de los Melvins o Red Fang que dejan los temas redondos, White meat los loops noise de ILSE son pura adrenalina, Northstar píldora noventera directa te partirá la cara, trazas a los Faith No More más burros. Otro medio tiempo Castket Race destructivo, It’s Not Lard, But It’s A Cyst muestra a ILS en todo su esplendor agresividad rabia y muy mala hostia, bucle de guitarras que nos dejaran con el culo torcido, For The Shame I Bring joyita muy muy sludge para finalizar un gran trabajo, lo dicho amigos no dejéis pasar esta obra.
"If you’ve been itching for more scumfuck noise rock via the Portland, Oregon area like I have lately wake up to ILS‘ latest jam “Bad Parts”. No real info here as it was a random Bandcamp notification, just a huge jam packed into two minutes of their whipping ‘n ripping spaced-out Unsane-meets-Red Fang kinda hump. Huge fan of their stuff and hoping this means an album and some shows will happen before the apocalypse takes my ears and my mind. Check out “Bad Parts” on Bandcamp."
Nevertheless, Portland, Oregon four-piece ILS have given a name for their hard-hitting, anti-social genre of noise rock and punk, embodying the continuous frustration experienced from the current state of the world that seems to have passed its point of no return.
Fairly new to the scene, ILS are releasing their debut album Curse on July 4th (how fitting) and have shared the lead single “Bad Parts”. Washed with ringing guitar riffs and bashing percussion, the new track is two minutes of pummelling sludge rock and noisy instrumentation, making for one heck on an entrance into the scene.
If more metal was like ILS, we'd cover metal a lot of a lot more. The Portland, OR "disaster chic" band has a new single out. "Whitemeat" is this weirdo metal song. It exists in a world where metal isn't trying to posture as being tough guys. ILS don't seem to care about an image. "Whitemeat" is just an impossibly heavy song that doesn't stick to the metal-by-numbers template, which makes it even more metal than most. I'm going to compare it to Refused, but mostly because it makes me feel like the first time I heard "New Noise." And that inspires the thoughts "What the hell is this?" and "Why isn't there more of it?"
Ils (Pronounced ilz) calls themselves “a four-piece, disaster-chic band from Portland, OR.” The band consists of Tom Glose (Black Elk) on vocals, Nate Abner (The Days, The Nights) on guitar, Tim Steiner (Passerby) on drums, and Adam Pike (White Orange) on bass.
Together, they bang out quite a racket with their brand of loud noise rock. Ils’ debut LP, Curse, will be unleashed on the world on the 4th of July, and it should appeal to fans of bands like Jesus Lizard, Drive Like Jehu, or Unsane.
In other words, if you are a fan of screaming anti social lyrics over swirling guitars, pummeling bass, and crashing drums, then you’ve found your Independence Day BBQ soundtrack!
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑: 𝕲𝖚𝖎𝖙𝖆𝖗 & 𝕭𝖆𝖘𝖘: Fast- distorted, heavy-swirling riffs that are straight forward of nasty and raw, that echos with -Esque 'Rage against the machine’ guitar sound effect, with pummeling bass riffs
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑: 𝖁𝖔𝖈𝖆𝖑𝖘: Loud, shouting vocals with snarls/screams
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖗𝖚𝖒𝖘: Chaotic rhythmic/crashing drum patterns and beast
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖁: 𝕺𝖛𝖊𝖗𝖆𝖑𝖑: With only thirty-minute playing time, ten songs, that are somewhat short, not too short, If you like your music nasty, raw with a filling of noise and punk attuite, this release is ideal for you.
Once smashing that play button, you find yourself in the insane mind of ILS, this music will take you on a wild and extreme trip of a vulgar journey with antisocial lyrics, Curse is straight to the point release that misses out all that flashy craftsmanship and musicianship playing style technic, just concentrate on playing some of most gritting, dirty extreme bare-bone crushing music that pulse out your speakers, with your ears taking a week to recover from the sheer brute noise
ILS combines elements of both worlds of punk rock, noise music, garage rock/punk, (some experimentation in the music) while adding their very own ravaging, primitive and brutalization deliverance/ adrenaline of distorted/whitewash sound, grotesque vocals, swirling riffs, crashing drumming and sick extreme music & noise for us all to enjoy
full of energy*
*nasty & powerful* * dirt & grit of extreme*
Rotten soup Of Extreme Noise & Racket
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁: 𝕬𝖗𝖙𝖜𝖔𝖗𝖐: Showing a woodland/forest, I'm assuming the picture is showing (a reference) 'it's not what's on the outside, it's what's inside. Displaying a beautiful image, but inside the picture is ugly & nasty music
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑: 𝕺𝖚𝖙𝖘𝖙𝖆𝖓𝖉𝖎𝖓𝖌: The whole album
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖎𝖘𝖑𝖎𝖐𝖊: none.
(....) alors qu’un premier extrait audio hautement fuselé, renvoyant aux pointures du genre que sont Drive Like Jehu, The Jesus Lizard ou Unsane et baptisé « Bad Parts », ....
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Releases July 4, 2020