Gethsemane is ominous. According to The Bible, it’s the garden where Jesus sweat and cried in blood not to make the ultimate sacrifice. It’s where St. Peter went ham and lopped off a soldier’s ear when they tried to snatch up his Master. Ultimately it’s the site of Judas’ betrayal. If you name a song “Gethsemane” there can be no tidings or warm and sunny feelings relayed. OM agrees and their track of the same name is filled with slow boiling tumult.
Heavy strings, sparse drum/snare/high hat combos and somber basslines induce wrist-slitting emotion that would make Eeyore feel as uppity as Richard Simmons. The vocal tone is methodical and measured with a pitch designed to create an air of fear. The words come slow, but they are still hard to make out
The entire construction is minimalist and closes out with an extended jam-session like run where the drums are not always hitting at the same measure and the electric guitar takes over as the pace setter. It lasts almost as long as the meat of the song, finally closing with a lingering guitar strum. If you are a teenager and just broke up with your girl and just decided to shave ALL your hair off in depression, this joint is for you. Just don’t drink or do drugs while you listen.
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