As of lately, a couple of my friends have been trying to get me into this band called Defeater.
From the sound of the name, I thought they’d be some bad-ass ignorant mosh shit like Trapped Under Ice, but nope. The other day I pulled them up on Jewtube and saw this.
WTF right? I was like, is this a joke?
so I pull up a few more songs, and to my luck they aren’t long acoustic snooze-fests.
Instead, it’s a long hardcore snooze-fest. That’s a little better. So yeah, It’s ok I guess. I can’t really see myself moshing to it, but so far I wasn’t really impressed. Then I saw their Wikipedia article and read this, “Defeater’s body of work is conceptual. The lyrics of each release contribute to a larger story, which concerns the hardships and internal conflict faced by a working-class family living on the Jersey Shore during the post-WWII period.”
I thought, “wow. That’s sounds boring/beta/homosexual”. Then it got me wondering, why focus on Jersey Shore during the “post-wwII period”? I’m pretty sure nothing happened back then at all. They should focus on the modern Jersey Shore! Lettuce be cereal, THAT is what sells.
Instead of writing pretentious lyrics about boring crap no one cares about, they could write about tanning, clubbing, and pulling bitches! MAYBE then I’d give their boring garbage another listen.
Sorry Defeater. You need to loosen up and not be so serious. Until then I’ll have to pass. But what’s your opinion of Defeater? Do you legitimately like them? Or are they only good when you can’t sleep and you’re out of Ambien?