It would be ridiculous to talk about the contemporary noise rock scene and not to mention Trigger Cut. This German trio tends to deliver nothing but a premium noise rock to the admirers of this characteristic sound, thanks to Ralph Schaarschmidt, a noise rock veteran who previously played in a Buzz Rodeo. After his departure with Buzz Rodeo, Schaarschmidt decided to gather like-minded musicians and start Trigger Cut. The result of these experimentations is hearable at Buster, their debut full-length vinyl record that I previously covered on these pages. Rogo serves as a proper continuation of its predecessor, but it seems Trigger Cut uplifted their noisy acrobatics on an entirely new level. Expect nothing but a relentless output by this brilliant band.
Rogo contains ten brand new compositions, spanning over genres such as noise rock, post-punk, proto-grunge, grunge, and post-hardcore. Knowing that Schaarschmidt is a big Gang Of Four fan, you can vividly hear some guitar maneuvers that irresistibly resemble the Entertainment by the beforementioned group. There are also some At The Drive-In moments hidden in particular numbers. However, these are minor similarities, and Trigger Cut emits an entirely different vibe throughout the entire album. The group combines rawness, dirtiness, crunchiness, ferociousness, and dynamics on the main portion of their brand new album. Nevertheless, Trigger Cut fully controls all these ingredients and merges them down into a colossal slab of harmonious noise. It’s nearly mindblowing how these guys are pulling some impressive tricks up from their sleeves just in time when you think the composition is coming to an end.
Trigger Cut is one of those noise rock groups that never disappoints its fans, so if you enjoyed their debut material, then you will love Rogo even more. There’s something about those sharp-sounding chord progressions, robust noisy riffages, chaotic guitar shreds, and other entertaining licks that appeals to the listening apparatus. The bass guitar contains nearly an equal amount of distortion like guitar, so these basslines are contributing to the rawness of the ambiance even more. Nothing would sound incredibly good without a tremendous drumming performance, fully stacked with technically demanding beats, polyrhythmic sequences, accentuations, and fills. Trigger Cut paid a lot of attention to all the details, which unquestionably enhance the listening experience to an entirely new level.
Rogo comes on a compact disc housed in beautiful digipack packaging. Trigger Cut embraces visual identity that certainly enhances the appearance of the group even more. The band strictly follows the DIY ethos, so there’s no excuse on this album either. Therefore, Rogo is available directly on their