The Mating Song by The Holy Gasp | Track Review

WHEN: 02.02.2016

As I’ve always said in the past, Canada is responsible for some of the strangest and greatest music I’ve ever heard since beginning this wonderful journey into splattering words together. This track is another example to further solidify the above as Toronto’s The Holy Gasp have delivered something that talks about the more complicated side of Fuc- making love. This is a topic that needs to be spotlighted further I believe, because the act of F’ing can be more of a collision of bodies then a nice display of laying down flowers and playing some Barry White at a just-about audible level on the record player. The track is called The Mating Song and goodness me, I think I need a lie down.

Primal vocals screech and roar all over the rampant instrumentation in a way that breaks me out in a sexually-charged sweat. The instrumentation is made up of jagged parts of bluesy guitars and thunderous drums, and the wonderful addition of horns which swells up the chorus with a riff that sounds like something straight out of Electric Six’s book, it’s awesome. The track falls apart throughout and crumbles under its own weight in parts, but manages to solidify itself just enough to sound intense, sexy and just so full of desire that in any second I’m gonna start taking my pants off.

The Mating Song is a powerful soundscape full of all sorts of emotions that’s backed up with some superb vocal and instrumental performances. Those horns in particular are excellent, and well, I now need a cold shower after listening to this. Check out the video below, and for more reviews, interviews and good music check out Exploding Head Syndrome on Facebook and Twitter.

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