Today Is The Day are a band from Maine that has been around for more than 20 years and plays a style of metal that is very extreme with elements of noise and psychedelia and this is a review of their 2014 album "Animal Mother" which will be released in October by Southern Lord Records.
A very dark and melodic noise rock sound starts off the album along with a guitar lead and powerful bass guitars and a few seconds later spoken word parts which leads up to a more heavy sound along with sludge style screams and growls which also have a death metal feeling to them at times and you can also hear some drones in certain sections of the recording.
There is a good mixture of both clean and heavy parts throughout the recording and the music sticks to mostly a slow direction and on the 3rd track you can hear a slight thrash influence being added into the music as well as some elements of hardcore and doom metal on some of the later tracks and after a few tracks in a heavy vein the band brings in an acoustic piece which also shows the vocals getting more melodic and they also bring in a psychedelic feeling and they also use acoustic guitars again on a later track.
As the album progresses the band starts adding in the psychedelic sound effects in with the heavier side of their musical style and the music on this recording sounds a lot more heavier than from what I remember from their past material while also still being very experimental and they still have a good amount of noise rock in their style which they mix in with the heaviness of extreme metal.
Today is the Day creates another album that is very heavy while also keeping around the experimental and noise rock elements as well as adding some psychedelia into some of the tracks to create a record that does not fit in a particular category, the production sound s very professional while the lyrics cover pain and hate.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording Today Is The Day and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Animal Mother" "Law Of The Universe" "Mystic" and "Zodiac" 8 out of 10.