Tallah – Generation of Danger

8/10

Man, this took some commitment. Imagine a mix of System of a Down, Korn and the Prodigy. Now add some chaos to that, hype the energy level a few notches and bring in an octopus to play the drums.

This is in my view a fair description of the band that is Tallah. If you have seen either of the Terrifier films, this album would have served great as the exclusive soundtrack to either of those films.

This is by far the most energetic, chaotic, crazy, and challenging album I have heard in a long time.  Justin Bonitz commitment to the variety in lyrics and completely incoherent delivery of the same is astonishing. The man is a multifaceted Duracell bunny on full charge, all the time.

Max Portnoys drumming is nothing more than crazy. I swear he must have more than 2 arms bashing that drumkit. Every song is like a marathon ran in a 100m tempo regarding the drumming.

Fleeting between the out-there Prodigy smelling rapping mad song “Wendrid” that goes from said rap to almost marching music to a twisted Korn chorus and then back again to the more melancholic, painful “How Long” that again takes the listener on a 3-minute trip between all sorts of things. You feel you must have a padded room to deal with the absolute madness.

It must be said, that even if what I have written above, I found this album highly entertaining, interesting and of good quality. But it is not an album that is maybe suitable for background noise. And even though there is chaos galore you react here and there with some quite beautiful passages that takes you traveling in other dimensions, like in “Headfirst”. Most of the song is just a well-arranged assault. But suddenly, you get this beautiful, emotional passage where you just want to roll up in fetal position and cry.

This is an album that will stay with me for a bit, I liked their first release “Matriphagy”, but this takes all the crazy another couple of levels. In a positive way. It does drain you of energy if devoting your time into trying to follow the sharp turn and quick changes. But for getting your aggro out, it is excellent. A good album.

Band: Tallah
Title: The Generation of Anger
Label: earache Records
Date of release: 2022-11-18
Rate: 8/10
Stand Out Track: How Long
Country of Origin: USA
Playing Time:  57:00

Tallah – Generation of Danger

December 17, 2022

Max Portnoys drumming is nothing more than crazy. I swear he must have more than 2 arms bashing that drumkit. Every song is like a marathon ran in a 100m tempo regarding the drumming.

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