While the “instrumetal” fraternity has long prided itself on sky-scraping, widow-making theatrics—think Pelican, Russian Circles, Isis, et. al—Brooklyn power trio, Motor Teresa, have something altogether different in mind: Fun (if you can stomach it).
Cramming more riffs than AC/DC’s back catalog through a King Crimson-branded meatgrinder, Chando Yun, Joe Mastracchio, and Matt O’Koren crank out a manic blend of prog, heavy metal, and rock n’ roll that will have you
singing shredding along to every meticulously constructed (Yun has a masters in music composition from NYU, after all) face-melter.
If that doesn’t sound like your cup of mostly whiskey, don’t stress. Vapor wave is still a thing I think. Everyone else, just check out “Smoked Gouda”, an ADHD-induced head-on collision of Motörhead and Tool (with a sideswipe of Primus) that will have you wondering why instrumental bands are always trying to break your heart when they could just punch you in the gut.