Teraton - Hullabaloo
Released off label 2022
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Teraton is an industrial rock musician from Los Angeles, California, but other than that there's not too much information out and about the musician. Nonetheless, he has just released his debut single 'Hullabaloo'.
This is not a technically sound song at all; it's rough around the edges and could have used better mixing and mastering, that's for sure. For its five-minute and twenty-second length, as well, the song is fairly repetitive. A limited four-on-the-floor bassline runs through most of the song, as does generic gritty guitar. I feel as if the chorus doesn't change much, either, aside from volume. And if something other than that does change, my ears aren't registering the change. There is a break in the middle of the song around the two-minute and fifty-second mark that lasts until the four-and-a-half-minute mark. It's as if you're standing in a green room waiting to go on stage. I could understand a small thirty-second cinematic pause, but that break is unnecessary and took me out of the song for too long.
While 'Hullabaloo' certainly isn't the worst thing in the world, it's the sin of being too generic that's the real crime. Nothing new, unique, or special. It's flat, boring, and something that I wouldn't visit twice. Teraton needs to come up with something more popping, and ear catching, to grab an audience. Four out of ten.Sep 25 2022
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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