A blog covering the best in underground sounds, based in Dublin, Ireland
Monday, August 22, 2011
You Should Be Listening To . . .Yakuza!
Formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1999, Yakuza play music that can only be described as , well, mental.A deft blend of progressive metal, jazz, hardcore, sludge and world music elements, the band's sound is impossible to categorise, but is nevertheless essential listening for anyone who likes their music to come from the left field of what is considered 'heavy'.Imagine if 'Roots' era Sepultura were force fed magic mushrooms, and made learn jazz standards, while John Zorn and The Dillinger Escape Plan dropped acid with At-The Drive In and Minsk in the corner, and you might have an idea of the band's bizarre crossover sound.Go seek em out, before they find ya, and unleash some of that famed mob vengeance on your unworthy asses . . .