Feed The Weird refuses to adhere to any style, genre and subgenre on the colossal hybrid of “666 Way$$$”. A pure joy to behold they combine and morph influences in unexpected weird wonderful ways. Tied together with an adherence to gothic influences they ensure that the whole of the album remains a complete trip. Impossible to pin down every single reference they go for a collage approach making sure to draw from the classics as well as the present, resulting in a delightfully bizarre otherworldly stream of consciousness. Done with the greatest of ease, rap, trap, metal, psychedelic rock, ambient, all of this and more merges into something that remains ever so elusive.
The swath of reference remains truly maddening. Over the course of the album they draw from the delightfully screwed up Ministry, Type O Negative, Alice in Chains, Tyler, the Creator, Madlib, among others. With all of this informing the whole of the collection the result is something that feels completely kaleidoscopic. Additionally, too their desire to mess with listener expectations, making sure to stop and start different suites within a single track further adds to the living, breathing quality that runs through everything. Flows have a flawless quality, drawing from Puff Daddy’s slow-moving, laid-back swagger to Danny Brown’s manic energy.
No amount of volume ever feels like it is enough with “PussyCat HotRod” produced by Discent. By far the highlight of the album, the song has a Rob Zombie meet’s “Jesus Built My Hotrod” complete with an infectious trap beat. A true piece of insanity the song stuns. Going for an atmospheric approach, “666 Way$$$” produced by Vaagued and setchymyname taps into a haunted gothic glamour, as the song sprawls out in the infinite, akin to a half-forgotten nightmare. Pure panic defines “Bonnie Rotten” produced by Skami, where the song has a wild, unhinged quality. The samples and yearning further adds to the apocalyptic atmosphere.
Heavy keys anchor the deeply felt “Snowing in Florida” produced by Hertha X $nork, which touches upon Boards of Canada’s sense of unease. Distorted samples intermingle on the woozy worlds of “Got Me Thinkin” for the piece gets stripped down to the essentials. Warped bass lines mixed with nimble crisp beats gives it an elastic quality. Beats hits hard on the stately “G.A.T.” produced by SOLO. Things sprawl out into the infinite on the blurred haze of “Love Potion #69” produced by Sxpply. Returning in part to the noisy origins of the beginning is “Anarchy You Can Dance Too” produced by S4d TrVnk. For this piece, which closes out the album, they embrace an industrial groove with a tinge of mournfulness.
A complete piece of twisted carnivalesque madness, Feed The Weird explore strange world on “666 Way$$$”.