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*Released only a handful of months following the band's breakthrough debut EP, Remove Your Skin Please signaled that whatever Chat Pile was doing wasn't just a one-off novelty of Midwest metal nihilism. While the band's foundational sound of caustic and cacophonous noise rock crystallized with it's debut, the release of Remove Your Skin Please signposted the vast extent to which Chat Pile could stylistically tinker and conceptually iterate atop it. Heard in the gothy post-punk dirge of "Mask" and the dissonant extreme metal fervor of "Davis', the more experimental ideas present on Remove Your Skin Please come off less like a selection of the band's conceptual prototypes and more like fully realized reflections of it's member's own tastes and preferences. That doesn't mean Chat Pile's noise rock foundation is diluted in the slightest as EP bookends "Dallas Beltway" and "Garbage Man" push it's twisted take on the genre to new aural extremes in it's instrumentation and subject matter spanning grisly serial murders to the slow festering death of the environment at the hands of mankind. For as ugly and unhinged as Chat Pile's tales of 21st-century American dread are, Remove Your Skin Please asserts something that is somehow subtly even more terrifying: If a quartet of otherwise ordinary Okies can convey such apocalyptically bleak yet resonate messages in it's music, that may mean we feel that same nihilism, too.
*Released only a handful of months following the band's breakthrough debut EP, Remove Your Skin Please signaled that whatever Chat Pile was doing wasn't just a one-off novelty of Midwest metal nihilism. While the band's foundational sound of caustic and cacophonous noise rock crystallized with it's debut, the release of Remove Your Skin Please signposted the vast extent to which Chat Pile could stylistically tinker and conceptually iterate atop it. Heard in the gothy post-punk dirge of "Mask" and the dissonant extreme metal fervor of "Davis', the more experimental ideas present on Remove Your Skin Please come off less like a selection of the band's conceptual prototypes and more like fully realized reflections of it's member's own tastes and preferences. That doesn't mean Chat Pile's noise rock foundation is diluted in the slightest as EP bookends "Dallas Beltway" and "Garbage Man" push it's twisted take on the genre to new aural extremes in it's instrumentation and subject matter spanning grisly serial murders to the slow festering death of the environment at the hands of mankind. For as ugly and unhinged as Chat Pile's tales of 21st-century American dread are, Remove Your Skin Please asserts something that is somehow subtly even more terrifying: If a quartet of otherwise ordinary Okies can convey such apocalyptically bleak yet resonate messages in it's music, that may mean we feel that same nihilism, too.
795154145140
Chat Pile - Remove Your Skin Please

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Format: Cassette
Label: FLENSER
Rel. Date: 01/05/2024
UPC: 795154145140

Remove Your Skin Please
Artist: Chat Pile
Format: Cassette
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*Released only a handful of months following the band's breakthrough debut EP, Remove Your Skin Please signaled that whatever Chat Pile was doing wasn't just a one-off novelty of Midwest metal nihilism. While the band's foundational sound of caustic and cacophonous noise rock crystallized with it's debut, the release of Remove Your Skin Please signposted the vast extent to which Chat Pile could stylistically tinker and conceptually iterate atop it. Heard in the gothy post-punk dirge of "Mask" and the dissonant extreme metal fervor of "Davis', the more experimental ideas present on Remove Your Skin Please come off less like a selection of the band's conceptual prototypes and more like fully realized reflections of it's member's own tastes and preferences. That doesn't mean Chat Pile's noise rock foundation is diluted in the slightest as EP bookends "Dallas Beltway" and "Garbage Man" push it's twisted take on the genre to new aural extremes in it's instrumentation and subject matter spanning grisly serial murders to the slow festering death of the environment at the hands of mankind. For as ugly and unhinged as Chat Pile's tales of 21st-century American dread are, Remove Your Skin Please asserts something that is somehow subtly even more terrifying: If a quartet of otherwise ordinary Okies can convey such apocalyptically bleak yet resonate messages in it's music, that may mean we feel that same nihilism, too.
        
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