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Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

  • Summary: The debut full-length release for Oklahoma City noise rock band Chat Pile was self-produced.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Aug 2, 2022
    God’s Country is a sordid treat. It’s too personably grounded and idiosyncratically voiced to be mistaken for anyone else’s recycled diatribe; it punches up tenaciously every step of the way; it’s ready for the end of days, and it hates itself for this with a vengeance. What’s the appeal? It’s bloody wonderful.
  2. Aug 2, 2022
    An innate sense of contrast amplifies the music’s force. Showing utmost respect for empty space, they know precisely when to pull back—to emphasize the cracked edge of Busch’s voice, or leave room for a silvery tendril of guitar—and when to flood the zone with pure, cleansing fire.
  3. Aug 2, 2022
    God’s Country is a truly wonderful, twisted record. About halfway through you start thinking it’s maybe the best debut album of the year, and by the end of the first play you start thinking it’s possibly the album of the year. It’s intimate, expansive, political and deeply personal, unsettling, upsetting and life affirming.
  4. Aug 2, 2022
    God’s Country is as deftly ugly as its namesake, searing in its approach, forcing you to confront the black heart at the core of a rotting nation.
  5. 80
    Its power is found in the band’s ability to trap and pin you down to experience a place unholy – to transport you into their gnarled world that struggles to give way to its inevitable ruins.
  6. Nov 1, 2022
    The fellows in Chat Pile still need to figure out how close to the bone of the Real they want their music to cut, and how best to achieve that. But many of these songs lacerate with convincing passion and rock with memorable ferocity.
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  1. Aug 29, 2022
    Chat Pile is a new band formed in 2019 and has released several EPs. This year they released their debut album. This is the most nervous albumChat Pile is a new band formed in 2019 and has released several EPs. This year they released their debut album. This is the most nervous album I've ever heard. The listener can feel the rage of the singer. Naalbom's style is hardcore punk with sludge metal abilities and elements of joy devijan i.e. post punk. It is not easy to get into this album, even the name of the album is not sensitive God's Country is the name of the album. Cover reminds me of Pink Floyd's Animals. There are songs that are very strange on the album such as the same riff going on for a long time or spoken world style vocals or repeating lyrics. Regarding the lyric that repeats itself, the singer's voice increases, the voice is no longer nervous. You can understand from the song Why. The song Why says why people live outside. You can understand that the vocalist asks questions that no one has asked, which gives something that is different in the albums. There are moments when the singer says sorry. You can understand that he is angry about how the world works, which annoys him, for example questions that no one asks or why things need to be done or why to live. Regarding post-punk, there are songs on the album that remind of the post-punk style, for example Pamela, which is relatively post-punk. It's an album that's hard to contain, even the last song is hard to hear and it's also 9 minutes. Final score 94.9 out of 100 with the songs being longer so it was better. This album will go on my album of the year along with Immolation. Expand