by NeoTrad

"My heart has just gotten grasped and twisted out."  Literally...well, not, but that's how I felt when I gave ear to his music for the very first time. What music genre is it, you ask? None. What bands does he sound like? None really. There sure are various musicians/bands that have influenced him in the past and the present, but don't you listen to music with your tamed brain. Whenever I start listening to his new tune, I find myself not breathing. My tension just keeps up high from head to toe. It somehow reminds me of 'Sturm und Drang'(*reference).   What I think is unique about Billy Druid's lyrical songs is that the substances denote the ash and the diamonds of life and of the world at the same time. It will make you stop moaning and groaning about your doggone night. His guts spilling noise is going to be your styptic agent. If you have the thirst for pure noise, this is for you. And only if you are ready for it.


*'Sturm und Drang' (From The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition.)
Movement in German literature that flourished from c.1770 to c.1784. It takes its name from a play by F. M. von Klinger, Wirrwarr; oder, Sturm und Drang (1776). The ideas of Rousseau were a major stimulus of the movement, but it evolved more immediately from the influence of Herder, Lessing, and others. With Sturm und Drang, German authors became cultural leaders of Europe, writing literature that was revolutionary in its stress on subjectivity and on the unease of man in contemporary society. The movement was distinguished also by the intensity with which it developed the theme of youthful genius in rebellion against accepted standards, by its enthusiasm for nature, and by its rejection of the rules of 18th-century neoclassical style. The great figure of the movement was Goethe, who wrote its first major drama, Gotz von Berlichingen (1773), and its most sensational and representative novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774).


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