On the latest of the Toronto band's experimental zodiac EPs, Fucked Up continue to break and rebuild the definition of hardcore, venturing further out into realms of drone, ambient, and psychedelia. In fact, the two releases work as companion pieces and make the most sense as a pair. Both feature epic-length songs in the tominute range. Where This Mother Forever sticks to a uniform structure of slow building—its two songs are basically single ideas stretched about as far as they can go— Year of the Snake flows in a less linear fashion, its ideas materializing and de-materializing as if the band could have turned them into separate songs but chose instead to let them bleed into one another. Over its minute span, the title track encompasses simplistic riffing that verges on stoner metal, pastoral new-age psychedelia complete with pan flute, recorder, and prayer bowl , epic hard rock, and a violin section that lands convincingly close to post-rock.
A video file by the name of snakefucker. As you can guess by its name, it's a video of a man apparently fucking a snake. If you want to watch the video—which, let's be clear, depicts what is almost certainly an illegal act of animal abuse— it is located here.