Best New Band Of The Month: Okazaki Fragments

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It is I, Jack Bauer. I bring tidings of great skronk.

Story time. I was looking through an email sent to me by someone with various recommendations when I stumbled across a band I liked. I checked their Facebook page and almost immediately forgot about them because they had recommended a different band on their wall. After having my mind blown and my neural impulses short circuited, I sent it to the editors and most of us agreed that this shit is the good shit.

A quick google search of the band name and a trip to Wikipedia yields this definition: “Okazaki Fragments (wow I really hate typing that word) are short, newly synthesized DNA fragments that are formed on the lagging template strand during DNA replication. They are complimentary to the lagging template strand, together forming short double stranded sections”. I have no fucking clue what that means but it sounds crazy enough to justify using that name for the type of batshit insane tunes these guys write.

Okazaki Fragments (what a mouthful) are like um.. technical brutal progressive skronk grind or something. I don’t really know what category to put them in honestly. They throw so many different influences into their music to produce an extreme metal album that  is absolutely fucking spectacular for a debut. Oh you want me to stop blabbering and post a song? Fine, you spoiled little shits (just kidding you know i love you guys).

 

Note how the band mixes grindcore-style vocals with Artificial Brain-like gurgles. It’s fucking awesome. Like I said, I don’t really know what exactly to describe this band as. At the time of this writing I’m still trying to wrap my head around the absolute insanity that is contained within this album. It actually reminds me a lot of Pyrrhon, just because of how much there is to digest. There are riffs everywhere and insane time signature changes every other second. As I sit here, I’m having trouble writing this because I haven’t been able to digest everything quite yet. At the same time, this is the Toilet, and in the Toilet, good music must be shared. Abandoned is free on Bandcamp, but you should at least give these dudes a dollar or two because holy shit is this insane! Don’t forget to like them on Facebook.

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  • Edward/Breegrodamus™

    I have a lot of music to listen to today, but I’m gonna check this out now.

    • NegroD,

      Hai!

      GL™

      • Edward/Breegrodamus™

        GL, hail!

        What’s happening?

        • Post lunch coma. I hope I make it through. Lol.

          Ready for the weekend?

          GL

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            Yeah. It’s looking to be pretty quiet, actually, my better half is out of town to see her family for a late Mother’s Day. I’m looking to catch up on some chores, play a lot of music, maybe start some new writing, etc.

            You?

          • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

            I have work Saturday and Sunday.

          • GOTTA MAKE THAT MONEY, SON!

          • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

            I do need the money. I also get my paycheck tomorrow which is nice.

          • don’t forget to make time for Photo Chop Sunday!

          • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

            I will try.

          • Nice man, sometimes a small break is great to refresh. Lots of music listening sounds wonderful!

            I am totes ready for the weekend, fishing, trap shooting, planting trees, and nice weather. I am ready!

            Did you get that job at the place of your second interview????

          • Dagon
          • I have been listening to this mix all week.

            Trap music FTW

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTK_iR8c0Gw

            GL

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            I got a job offer pending. They are doing a Department of Human Services background check. I am waiting to hear from them about setting up my drug test and physical. I’m pretty much just waiting now, which is nice since I am really enjoying this time off. It has been good for my soul, lol

          • Great man, cruising right in. That is great! Seems like you hit that 4 to 6 week time window you were shooting for. A nice break indeed!

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            Pretty close. My last day at my old job was March 20th. I got the job offer within that time and now I am just biding my time. There are worse things.

            Place seems crazy GL. I’ll have to tell you some stories once I get working. I will tell you that one of the clients bit the Program Supervisor the day of my two hour interview, haha

          • Mike Tyson style?? Hot damn!
            Did you say that position was helping people with substance abuse?

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            This position is working with people with severe developmental disabilities: autism, mental retardation / cognitive delays, celebral palsy, stuff like that. Severe mental and physical impairments. Pays a little better than CDT (substance abuse) jobs, benefits, full time days so weekends off, etc.

            I fed someone for the first time during my two hour interview, that was a trip. Help people use the bathroom (since they can’t on their own)

            Like our own resident doctor Dubya said “you’re going to need to toughen up some”

          • Excellent man! I have quite a few family member in the health care field. Not that their experiences are in that particular field. But. each of them find the work wildly gratifying when they are able to help people day in and day out. On the flip side they are also get very emotional when they are not able to provide the best care for their patient. I imagine you will have both ends of the spectrum in your case. Sounds like a nice change of pace!

          • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

            Yes I am. I’m listening to Steely Dan and I went to an awesome show on Tuesday.

          • What show, JJD?

          • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

            Rival Sons and Black Stone Cherry. The opener and Rival Sons were awesome. I also enjoy Black Stone Cherry even though the vocals were mixed poorly. Here’s a song from the opener.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-RQyd_74ew

    • DoYouThinkHeSaurus
  • ayy YISSSSSSS!

  • Tyree

    Pig squeals? Come on. Why do metal bands think that is a good idea? Horrid!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMEzFgCLv8c

    • Dagon
      • CyberneticOrganism

        *white guy blues face*

        • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

          The best white man who does blues is Al Kooper. The Super Session he did was one of the best jams ever.

    • Tyree

      B.B. giving the thumbs up to all the guitarists is just heart warming.

    • I am not a huge Jimmy Vaughan fan, but I am surprised he was included on this jam. Great listen, Tyree.

      GL

    • Mother Shabubu III 12 BRICKS

      Pig squeals?

      • Tyree

        Did you listen to the song?

        • Mother Shabubu III 12 BRICKS

          I never knew Clapton could do gutturals until I did!

          But yeah, not feeling the vocal approach for Okazaki, but the music makes me tingly in the genitals.

  • Shrimp in a Pizza Box

    I am enjoy this. I can see a couple of toilet dwellers drooling over this.

    • Unfortunately I had almost none of that time stuff this week and was unable to write one :(. Don’t worry I’m not disappearing again.

      • we’ll take you any day of the week, sweetpea

        • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

          We sure will.

  • The tune is definitely intriguing… but the production sounds wonky to me. Killer track either way!

    GL

  • CyberneticOrganism

    A little too ADHD for me, but cool find.

  • This is skronk-a-licious.

  • Mother Shabubu III 12 BRICKS

    skronk > weedly-deedly > djent > thall

    Reminds me of early Cephalic Carnage, just much more spazz-tastic and dissonant.

    • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

      I like weedly-deedly as much as I like skronk.

      • Mother Shabubu III 12 BRICKS

        So skronk || weedly-deedly > djent ‘n frienz

        • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

          That is correct. I do not like djent.

      • Shrimp in a Pizza Box
        • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

          Those are good but not as good as weedly-deedly and skronk. Even weedly-deedly and skronk don’t equal the classic guitar noises from people like Hendrix, BB King and Jeff Beck.

        • When done correctly, they crush souls. Good example right here.

        • i’m glad some people dig this. cause if this world was full of McNulties, they wouldn’t sell any rekkids

      • ChuggaChuggaDeedleyDoo

        I dig me some skronkely skreedley

        • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

          That is also good stuff.

    • Maik Beninton

      You mean
      waaaaaaahhhhhhh weeeeeeeeeehhhhh> weedly-deedly> chug chug.

      • Mother Shabubu III 12 BRICKS

        LEEDLE LEEDLE > waaaaaahhhhhh weeeeeeeehhhh > skronk > weedly deedly > chug chug > djent > thall > dunun dunun breakdown.

        Gotcha!

        • You forgot to put “Lynch Licks” in front of “LEEDLE LEEDLE”. Kthanks.

          GL

          • Mother Shabubu III 12 BRICKS

            No sound generated on this planet that I have heard thus far can top that which is LEEDLE LEEDLE. Not even Lynch Licks, not even skronk, not even 12 BRICKS.

          • Shoosh.

          • Mother Shabubu III 12 BRICKS

            Shoosh shall soon be its own subsubsubgenre of the 12 BRICKS subgenre.

          • Quite now…. rest your mind. Shoosh

          • The W.

            Hey GL. Been missing you.

          • I was pretty heated after the other day, I just needed to chill for a couple days. m/m/

            GL

          • The W.

            Figured. At least you know where home is.

          • This place is like a marriage. Sometimes you fight – but in the end – you forget what what you were upset about and move on.

            GL

          • The W.

            And then that sweet once a month sexy time.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            Once a month?

          • The W.

            Twas a joke, hombre. We married dudes tend to make fun of our own sex lives.

          • Guppusmaximus

            Once a month if everything in the Universe is “aligned” just right:) lol

  • They remind me of See You Next Tuesday a little bit. Plus you get to see the best part of Deathproof like 30 times in this vid.
    http://youtu.be/_eQJU8tb0Ec

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
  • INCREDIBEARD

    *comment about band name
    *bree bree
    *comment about it not being my thing

    • Do you not like Artificial Brain?

      • INCREDIBEARD

        Tech/dissonant stuff really not my jam the way it was in my college days

  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    all 3 at once–first vid muted
    https://youtu.be/2HRVpAj1A

    https://youtu.be/AVe24YFGoiMBQ


    –https://youtu.be/S4v-_p5dU34