03/06 BRUTAL BULLETIN:
'NATURAL SCIENCE' - RUSH - 1980
Taking a break from metal for one the best, most cohesive and most powerful prog tracks of all time. Not as long as 2112 or Cygnus but with an epic scope provided by the superb songwriting. Geddy's tone is huge. From the peak progressive Rush era, really one of my favourites. The vocal melody is amazing, the trio is absolutely on fire here. All the riffs in this could make monumental tracks on their own but instead make up a world-beating prog track.
On a more meta note, as a person that recommends bands, albums and tracks I realise that the vast minority of my recommendations have had any non-white representation. It is my duty to use this position of privilege to showcase BAME artists. From the mainstreaming of alt-right and neo-nazi attitudes in some areas of black metal to Phil Anselmo's various outbursts to skinheads infiltrating many punk and metal scenes; BAME metal musicians have been fighting adversity for decades and it's the least I can do to highlight their amazing work.
Dean Brown (@ reus85 on twitter) has made a marvellous thread of some of the best and most inspiring African-American metal musicians which I highly recommend. As a show that looks internationally for fantastic metal, I think I can lend my hand to supporting this cause. So, excuse the rambly-ness, expect much more racial diversity going forward from the Brutal Bulletin. ♥️ Much love, Nazi punks fuck off. (PS, I won't be using the BLM hashtags or whatever because it both blocks more important action and it feels kind of like improving 'optics' with no actual passion for supporting BAME artists. I will be using a shit-tonne of metal hashtags though to promote those artists to the wider community)
(PPS, BAME = Black & Ethnic Minority, UK term, please tell me if I've used it wrong)
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