I love finding metal bands in magazines and on-line and listening to their music (Thanks Twitter and Metal Hammer). Discovering a new band and getting to listen to the music they put their blood, sweat and tears into means a lot to me. It's why, Poot and I started, Bro-Metal.org. When you run across a band like, Jonestown, and listen to their music and it moves you, its is even that much sweeter. Hailing from, Brighton, the four piece hardcore outfit know as, Jonestown, have an aggressive sound and message. I downloaded their EP, "The Erebus And The Terror," and their new single, "Cut Throat Lane," on Bandcamp, and I am damn glad I did.
Let's start with their EP, "The Erebus And The Terror." This four song gem is a big bundle of angry vocals, aggressive riffs, heavy percussion and all around technically superb metal. You can feel the anger, aggression and tension in every song on the EP. My favorite track on the EP is, "History Of A Drowning Boy," but know this, all four songs are big time metal tracks. Their new single, "Cut Throat Lane," also available on Bandcamp, is a technical masterpiece. This hard charging, angry song is now on heavy rotation at the Bro-Metal office. It is one of the best songs out right now, regardless of genre.
Jonestown's EP, "The Erebus And The Terror," and their new single, "Cut Throat Lane" get a Bro-Metal rating of, 9.5/10. I wish I would have discovered this EP before I did my, Best EP's Of 2014 list, because it easily would have landed in the top 10 (probably the top 5).
Check out how, Jonestown, describe their band in their bio, “We are Jonestown, an exercise in stupidity and the acquisition of dreams sold to us by engaging ourselves in too much TV at an early age. Convinced that we are talented or special (much like everyone else in our generation) when the painful truth is, we are not special. In the realisation that we are not special we came to find that we were angry. With no great cause, war or external tribulation we focus our negativity into the blandest and most predictable of creative pursuits, music. Just like us our music is not special but we can assure you on the other hand that it's angry and honest.”
While I agree that their music is, "angry and honest," Jonestown is anything but bland. Sorry boys, you have a unique sound and voice that I think will resonate with metal fans. I know it resonates with me.