'I don't know how to love myself'. With their depressive lyrics and melancholy semi-dissonant chord choices, oddball Chicago rockers Creature from Dell Pond make most grunge groups seem upbeat. Gloomy as they are however, they're also teeming with energy, accelerating into each verse and then slamming on the brakes for the chorus in an excitingly erratic fashion.
Still need more noisy guitars in your life? Try this crazy band on for size – they have five guitarists and their latest single is eleven minutes of hypnotic axe-noodling. Yes, their band name sound like a gamertag, and yes, the lyrics may require you to brush up on your Finnish, but instrumentally they make up for it, using their guitar quintet to employ some creative and mesmerising harmonies.
I told you there were a lot of noisy guitars this week. Bristol duo Hollow Mask start things off tame with some dreamy vocals and a simplistic screeching riff. But then the whole track becomes lost in a thick haze of shoegazey distortion.
Christ, you can’t possibly want more noisy guitars! Very well, soak up this riff-fest from German death metal band Valborg. Ich bin totally addicted to it.