Plague Soundscapes

The Locust - Plague Soundscapes
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2003 Ratings: #47 / 280
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Based on 22 ratings
June 24, 2003 / Release Date
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ANTI- / Label
Mathcore / Genres
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Behind the madness (the screaming, the gut-wrenching riffs, the epileptic keyboards) is genius. Chaotic, extremely loud and without any shape or form, Plague Soundscapes is forward thinking music for those sick of the same old boring patterns of verse-chorus-verse.


Whatever the theme, Plague Soundscapes is among the band's fiercest work yet, and stands as their most sinisterly melodic to date.


Plague Soundscapes is a churning miasma of sonic goo, a grindcore steam shovel with an insatiable appetite for shock and awe.

Chaotic but surprisingly accessible.
Tiny Mix Tapes

Though it's unlikely you'll memorize more than four tracks before they come to your town, it doesn't really matter: Plague Soundscapes, unfortunately, will always be subservient to the performance.

Drowned in Sound
This is music for those lacking in concentration; razor-edged ear candy heaven for attention disorder freaks. Or as The Locust put it, ‘File Under ‘Soft Core Seizures’’.
NOW Magazine
Revel in the sound of the Locust and be happy, or die trying.
Noisecore on steroids with unusual song titles coupled with high-pitched, aggressive vocals and anarchic atmosphere is an absolute blast, front to back.
This might not be the typical grind record, but it's certainly a great addition to the genre.
So this is an interesting album. I just stumbled upon this band recently while attempting to broaden my repertoire of grindcore releases, and am pretty satisfied with their (very) singular take on the genre.

I'll say from the onset that these guys are abrasive, and uniquely so. The thing that is most likely to turn you off is the vocalist, who performs in a yelpy, boyish shout that sounds much different from the demonic shrieks and growls normally heard in this style. He sounds like he'd ... read more
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Track List

  1. Recyclable Body Fluids In Human Form
  2. Identity Exchange Program Rectum Return Policy
  3. Solar Panel Asses
  4. Live from the Russian Compound
  5. Earwax Halo Manufactured for the Champion In All of Us
  6. Wet Dream War Machine
  7. Listen, The Mighty Ear Is Here
  8. Who Wants a Dose of the Clap?
  9. Teenage Mustache
  10. How to Become a Virgin
  11. Anything Jesus Does, I Can Do Better
  12. Late for a Double Date With a Pile of Atoms In the Water Closet
  13. File Under 'Soft Core Seizures'
  14. Practiced Hatred
  15. Psst! Is That a Halfie In Your Pants
  16. The Half-Eaten Sausage Would LIke to See You In His Office
  17. Pulling the Christmas Pig By the Wrong Pair of Ears
  18. Can We Please Get Another Nail In the Coffin of Culture Theft?
  19. Your Mantel Disguised As a Psychic Sasquatch
  20. Twenty-Three Lubed Up Schizophrenics With Delusions of Grandeur
  21. Captain Gaydar It's Time to Wind Your Clock Again
  22. Priest With the Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Get Out of My Bed
  23. Pickup Truck Full of Forty Minutes
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