Taking influence from bands like Drive Like Jehu, Refused, and The Bronx, Norwegian hardcore punk/noise rock outfit Barren Womb took a few minutes to discuss some albums that have a profound influence on them. Check out their responses after the jump.
Primus – Pork Soda (Tony)
Although it’s damn near impossible to name just one favorite record, if put under the gun, I would have to say Pork Soda. Primus were one of the first bands to really catch my attention as a kid and has blazed a trail for musical eclecticity ever since. Everything about this record is perfect, from the excellent songwriting and dark-but-wacky lyrics to the somber mood and sound. By the way, there’s absolutely no link between the artwork on Pork Soda and the artwork on our new record. No sir. Not at all.
Sepultura – Chaos A.D. (Timo)
My first cassette ever! This album is metal as it should be, everything after it just doesn’t groove like a cemetery from Brazil. My old band used to watch the video to Territory before every rehearsal, and I still love to play air drums to that song.
Rage against the Machine – Evil Empire (both)
If you do not like Rage Against the Machine, you are a dildo. No other rock band have ever grooved as hard and with such intensity as Rage. Many people might argue that the self-titled debut is their crowning achievement, which undeniably is a great record, but for us it’s always been all about Evil Empire. This truly is the soundtrack of our youth.
Godspeed You Black Emperor! – Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada (Tony)
Technically an EP, but since it’s almost 30 minutes long, It seems legit to include it. Even though Godspeed never have missed a step with any of their releases, this is the one that to this day has struck me the most. It really solidified the importance of dynamics for me and taught me how to be heavy without necessarily being abrasive.
Beastie Boys – Ill Communication (Timo)
Whether it’s Punk, Funk, Hiphop or Rock you want to hear, Beastie Boys has it all: Instant party songs, tracks for sexmaking, stuffbreaking and dopesmoking. The ultimate Hiphop album, it proves that variation is king and purism is for pussies.
Be sure to track the band via social media – they have a new album dropping early next month.