I’ll let you guise in on a secret: I’m a little bit of a closet drum nerd. Don’t get me wrong, I myself am a terrible drummer, but when nobody’s looking I sometimes geek out over sweet drumming :( The person who got me into drum fggtry is my friend Todd (a sick drummer in his own right), so when he told me I should check out STRUCTURES because ‘their drummer is hella rad,’ I jumped on it like a Jew on dime. When Todd says jump, my only question is “How high, bro??”
Actually, that’s a lie: he told me to check them out several months ago, but I didn’t get around to it until just now. In no particular order, here are my thoughts:
- These guys are what IMN/beardo/musicfag bands like BTBAM, Meshuggah, DEP, etc would sound like if they actually looked up from their fretboards for 1.5 seconds and remembered to write actual SONGS instead of gay riff salad. Dem gang vocals + dat STRAY FROM THE PATH-style semi-breakdown at 1:00 = you’re moshing, only you have a ponytail and transitions lenses that prevent you from going completely buck.
- They look like chill bros who would be the assistant manager of the Pro Audio department at Guitar Center and would hook you up with a 10% discount on a XLR cable because you were wearing a Donnybrook shirt
- :45 the combo of a sweep picking run over breakdown/bounce riff makes me feel funny inside… not sheriff innovative way to make ‘fretboard wizardry’ not as gay, or still gay. So conflicted insied :/
- I honestly wonder how bands like this remember how to play their songs, since you can’t really understand the lyrics and the arrangements make absolutely no sense. Do they have ‘riff teleprompters’?? Pls rspnd