If you haven’t heard prog-funk yet, The Armchair Captains are your answer from heaven. It is my first time listening to something so wild, which will be your case as well. In the first 30 seconds, you will experience different stages of awe. Just keep yourself emotionally ready for the freight train. This is their latest single, The Crushening.
That word isn’t real, by the way. It is a delicious concoction brewed by this band. Hence, what you hear might be an elastic yank of your imagination. Opening with a hard rock kind of swing-the tune changes with some superb groove work. A plain 4/4 would have done just fine given the circumstances as well, but I’m no prog-funk aficionado. Maybe now I am. As the lyrics are semi-rapped, the chorus brings a real hard rock punch that will knock the wind out of you. As we explore the bridge to the verse section, you’re in for a sonic treat. Sometimes while hearing the song, I feel I’m not worthy of listening to something so exciting. The Armchair Captains came and saw this island. They were pleased, and they conquered it. There is no resistance for something so awesome. I succumb.
Now, I feel it is criminal that people haven’t heard their music. Their 2022 album Cataclysmia has some of the most sumptuous groove that are legal-all packed in one collection. I know it’s an old one, but the shithousery in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) would be apt for this song. It is difficult to think of existing movies that could create something so special and unique. Guy Ritchie might come close. Listen to their explosive track and follow them for more unique music like this!