On Wednesday Confession released a song from their new album and it is straight-up carnage. Asthma Attack is fast as hell with some wicked mosh parts and a pretty sweet breakdown fade-out. There isn’t a whole lot of information regarding the album bar a few studio videos, and all they’ve really said in those is that “it’s gonna be a lot heavier and a lot more fucking pissed.” From a band who named most of their songs on the last album from Mad Max lines I have no idea how they will do that.
On the lyrical front matters seem even more promising, because it’s here where Crafter promises he’s “not gonna write a million metaphors that no-one can fucking understand.” Cancer had a sound message of grabbing life by the throat and taking nothing for granted. This time round it’s a similar story, except with what I presume to be more throat grabbing: “you can tell the majority of the time, with the lyrics, that I’m fucking angry, I’m fucking pissed off.”
Music aside, the comments section on the Youtube video has some pretty heavy abuse directed at Crafter. I found “crafters a cunt…common fact…he is egotistic and self absorbed…… Myspace god!” to be most offensive. Why anybody would even begin to think about badmouthing the toughest member of Confession is beyond me, because I’m pretty certain he’s capable of cyber-killing someone.
So here’s what to take home about the new Confession record: It will bring the mosh, it will be fast, and Crafter will say “fuck” a lot.
Are you looking forward to the new Confession album? Would you try and pick a fight with Michael Crafter? Answers on a postcard to the usual address.