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Rachael Please - The Corruptor [review]
Katarzyna NINa Górnisiewicz | Detailed or mini-review submissions: song, EP/album | Suggest an artist
Rachael Please – The Corruptor (song review) |Retro Virus Records, The Corruptor EP, 2012|

Rachael Please is a one man project based in Thayer, Missouri whose song "The Corruptor" brings a fresh blend of vibes inspired by alternative, but yet unnamed styles of music.

The title song from the newest EP called The Corruptor is not an easy solution to make your day come and go. It's a distorted composition due to angry, sarcastic and negative moods resulting from a cloud of dirty and noisy guitar riffs. The song is full of contrasts while monotone parts get broken with high pitched guitars, well put drums and hidden sampling as well as specific vocals - once aggressive, then moaning. In fact, the accents are put on atmospheres and vocals rather than building ascension and dynamics.
There is a very good, devilish industrial metal part included as well and this pretty much speaks for the band both in terms of skills and possibilities. I just wish it lasted longer or at least appeared again later in the song.

You will also hear a lot of experimentation with the instruments – many strange sounds and somewhat scary piano. This is because this band seemingly wishes to pursue and represent something new and creative. Rachael Please (guitar, vocals, programming, production, lyrics) introduces himself with this female-related nickname and moreover, you can see him dressed like a woman or a bloody psycho in some promotional pictures. He makes music with guest contributors such as Davey Kanabus (drums) and Michael Kemp (guitar), however there are also other names related to the bands many different releases. Track them down on their website and social profiles to be completely sure.

The music of Rachael Please is however difficult to determine. A lot of artists don't want to be categorized for many reasons. Nevertheless, it may be quite important to identify with one that most closely represents the styles of music related to the products target audience just so that they may be found and recommended on music related social networks or on-line stores through a 'similar artists' option. In the case of Rachael Please, it would be difficult to find such similarities, although the band Stayte might appear to be the closest 'neighbor'. Moreover, 'industrial rock' or 'alternative rock' may be the best to draw interest, though still not purely matching in terms of genres to possibly describe the music of Rachael Please.

It seems like Rachael Please is attracted (still far from copying) to the music of such 'self-destructive' artists as Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson or Smashing Pumpkins. They were some of the most meaningful rock bands back in the 90's and such 'suicidal' attitudes granted them a constant flow of fans and attention. This 'tormenting' element can be found in the song "The Corruptor" too. On the other hand, you may also catch some connections reminiscent of David Bowie's vocal interpretations.

Overall, it's difficult for a band that is quite new to have a good start on Facebook, so give Rachael Please as many 'Likes' and listens as they can handle before they commit a spectacular display of seppuku ritual suicide that will make you miss them on the music scene later on. (Katarzyna 'NINa' Górnisiewicz, Fabryka Magazine, February 27th, 2012)

PS. A limited quantity of The Corruptor EP will be released on February 29th, 2012 in the USA, then on March 17th, 2012 worldwide. The EP features singles from albums by Rachael Please such as The Corruptor along with Purveyor of Destruction as well as few other non-album additions.

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Rating: 4 out of 5
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