Review: Century – Red Giant

Rated:

4/5

Red Giant is the third full-length album from Lancaster quintet Century. The band packs hardcore fury and dissonant metal riffs into a brisk 30-minute package. When they’re on, they’re really on. “Obelisk” is a standout that features oddly timed riffs and pummeling double bass, which will impress hardcore and metal fans alike. But Century aren’t afraid to experiment, too, and echoes of early Cave In show up throughout the album. It’s a juxtaposition that works to their credit. Carson Slovak’s vocals sound as angry as ever, but the clean singing on tracks like “Dry Bride” is somewhat reminiscent of the Mars Volta’s Cedric Bixler-Zavala. Despite these creative moments, Century occasionally fall back on clichés, and the lyrics sometimes approach self-parody, but nevertheless Red Giant demonstrates both the band’s innovation and raw aggression. DAVID McKENNA


  • Bastardmaker

    Did I ever tell you about the time Carson took me out to
    go get a drink with him? We go off looking for a bar and we can’t find
    one. Finally Carson takes me to a vacant lot and says, ‘Here we are.’ We
    sat there for a year and a half and sure enough someone constructs a
    bar around us. The day they opened we ordered a shot, drank it, and then
    burned the place to the ground. Carson yelled over the roar of the
    flames, ‘Always leave things the way you found em!

  • Butt Fart Dongus

    corn

  • Buckmudflap

    carson buttraped me in prison once. true story.

  • Buckmudflap

    carson buttraped me in prison once. true story.

  • Buckmudflap

    carson buttraped me in prison once. true story.