Unstoppable Death Machines’ first album, “We Come In Peace” has done a wonderful job of representing years of touring, years of amazing shows for a constantly evolving band. Someone might ask why has it taken them so long to release a full-length album, but it took them this long because they were doing it right. This album reeks of experience. Brothers, Michael and William Tucci have been making music as Unstoppable Death Machines since 2008, they’re both veterans of other bands (we mustn’t forget Attic’s Noise) and projects and it is very apparent.
“We Come In Peace” is like an epic journey through in a volcano put into 14 tracks. They skillfully compose songs echoing with chaos but still have an underlying calming nature, like a sense of respect to one’s lack of control. From the opening track, “Do You Feel At All?” it’s impossible to stand still. It’s like someone pressed the dance button on my back.
Even though Unstoppable Death Machines is only a bass, and a drum set and siren-like vocals, it sounds like way more than that. Granted I don’t know shit about instruments, but I had no clue that a bass could have such a wide range of sounds. Sometimes it sounds like a bump pum pum like in “Do The Devo,” or some other times it’s like widdly widdly vroom like in “Bird Brainz,” but together with Billy’s drumming, reminiscent to Animal from the Muppets, the Tucci’s surround you in fresh sounds and feelings.
Yet, it all feels quite familiar. Having seen Unstoppable Death Machines countless times, I feel comforted knowing the track names to the songs I’ve been spazzing to for a while now. “Trial and Error” has been my favorite song by the Death Machines since last December, but I never knew it was called that. Maybe because I didn’t care because I was having too much sweat-soaked fun or perhaps because it got lost behind their face-mics. I still don’t know the lyrics, which would be disorienting for some people, but to me, only in the same sort of way that first getting off a rollercoaster is disorienting. I don’t want to know what they’re howling about in “Shake It Crazy;” I don’t need to know when I can feel that it’s funny, it’s whimsical and it’s making me shake my dreads like I was in an E-40 video.
This album is truly something to celebrate. So come celebrate! Tonight at Shea Stadium, Unstoppable Death Machines will be joined by Japanther, Respect, Catacombz and Fake Hooker. Doors are 8 pm, and the show starts at 9 pm! It’s all ages, and only $8. It will be a wicked performance for sure.