One Last Job Industrial Gomddam Memory 'One Last Job' starts with a crawling beat and swirling ambient electronics that are just as psychedelic as they are chilling. Where the song goes wrong, however, which is extremely quick, is with the vocals. Almost whispered howls that are completely off-beat serve as the compliment to the music. No matter how experimental the vocals get, from the low, somewhat growling voice to the shouting, static built undertones, I couldn't get into them. There's also a segment at the one-minute and thirty second mark where a squealing, autotune-sounding lyric is delivered. On subsequent replays of the song, whenever I knew this part was coming, I would turn down the volume so I wouldn't have to hear it. One Last Job by Gomddam MemoryThis is quite unfortunate, however, as I really enjoyed the experimental music that's found within the track. It is odd and unlike a lot of submissions I receive on the site; it's chill but disturbing, brash but atmospheric, and heavy yet welcoming. Whenever I played this song, I found myself appreciating and admiring the synth work on the song; it's not going to be for everyone, that's for sure, but I enjoyed it. So, I find myself a bit polarized by 'One Last Job'. The vocals aren't for me and make me cringe a bit every time I hear them, but the experimental electro-industrial jams found on the song are phenomenal and wicked. Be it that I find myself able to focus more on the music than the voice, but also considering that the vocals make me lower the volume at some points, I award this single a 5.5 out of 10. Gomddam Memory is onto something, but they need work before their music really shines. This review was commissioned through our Ko-fi page. 350
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Gomddam Memory - One Last Job

5.5
"Mediocre"
Released off label 2021
'One Last Job' starts with a crawling beat and swirling ambient electronics that are just as psychedelic as they are chilling. Where the song goes wrong, however, which is extremely quick, is with the vocals. Almost whispered howls that are completely off-beat serve as the compliment to the music. No matter how experimental the vocals get, from the low, somewhat growling voice to the shouting, static built undertones, I couldn't get into them. There's also a segment at the one-minute and thirty second mark where a squealing, autotune-sounding lyric is delivered. On subsequent replays of the song, whenever I knew this part was coming, I would turn down the volume so I wouldn't have to hear it. 



This is quite unfortunate, however, as I really enjoyed the experimental music that's found within the track. It is odd and unlike a lot of submissions I receive on the site; it's chill but disturbing, brash but atmospheric, and heavy yet welcoming. Whenever I played this song, I found myself appreciating and admiring the synth work on the song; it's not going to be for everyone, that's for sure, but I enjoyed it. 

So, I find myself a bit polarized by 'One Last Job'. The vocals aren't for me and make me cringe a bit every time I hear them, but the experimental electro-industrial jams found on the song are phenomenal and wicked. Be it that I find myself able to focus more on the music than the voice, but also considering that the vocals make me lower the volume at some points, I award this single a 5.5 out of 10. Gomddam Memory is onto something, but they need work before their music really shines. 

This review was commissioned through our Ko-fi page.
Apr 10 2021

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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