You should know that sudden serious brain injury causes the victim to bite down hard. In fact I hear the bite reflex is so strong they have to pry the victim’s jaws open with a crowbar.
Two things will happen when you crank up the new video from Huddersfield wrecking crew Sound of Origin up to 11: the hairs on your chest will grow at an unprecedented level; and the urge to beat said chest will inexplicably rise until the near three-and-a-half minutes are up. If you don’t believe just how primal this energy is then I double-dare you to jump into the ring mid-song with … name a person. Yes the adrenaline pumping through your veins is overwhelmingly real; the red hues flooding in from your peripherals however are not real – you should consult a doctor. That’s too much adrenaline. Yet, no matter how beefy this song gets, and trust that beefy is an understatement, it refrains from tipping you over the edge into that dangerous hardcore-kid territory of smashing shins in with steel toecaps. Fuck no. But you sure as hell feel like you can accomplish anything, whether that’s writing a half-baked review of a killer song or, heck, biting down harder and ripping off skin.
That, ladies and gentlemen, is the insane power of ‘Lockjaw’. It’s a rush, a hit of the good stuff, a momentous high you just don’t want to come down from. So you hit repeat. And again. Maybe a few more times, you promise yourself, but you know you’ll break that promise. Why though? Why is it so damn good? Maybe it’s because the feeling of shouting out the chorus until your lungs burst is invigorating as all hell. Maybe because the Soundgarden-meets-Sigiriya-meets-Goatsnake groove grips you just like the opening paragraph would suggest. Maybe it’s because the song encapsulates the full range of new vocalist Joel Bulsara like lightning in a whiskey bottle in all his Layne Stanley-esque glory. Or maybe it’s because this video feels so brilliantly DIY, so undeniably in-your-face, that anything else right now would just feel like a goddamned lie.
I don’t know, I’m not you. But this all sounds about right to this lowly writer of sorts. If you are anything like me though you’d be counting the pennies to ensure you can get your greasy hands on The All Seeing Eye, the stonking slab o’wax ‘Lockjaw’ will no doubt be a centrepiece for. You’ve got until August 21 when APF Records unleashes it in all its glory.
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Preceeding single ‘Into The Vile’ previously saw the light of day on the colossal Doomed & Stoned in England compilation, which you can check out here.