Yaya Martinez on Sorrower, Young Spider, and Future Loves Past
Welcome to the latest installment of our weekly feature, Sound Off, in which Jason P. Woodbury is joined by a different guest each week to listen to and discuss three tracks from local Phoenix artists. If you would like your songs to be considered for future Sound Off columns, please email email@example.com.
This week's Sound Offer is Yaya Martinez, who hosts The Pulse, a show dedicated to underground hip-hop every Saturday 1-4 a.m. on Power 98.3. (Check out our video feature on Yaya.)
Martinez sat down to listen to three Phoenix tracks from metal band Sorrower, rapper Young Spider, and Future Loves Past.
Sorrower is a "grindcore, hardcore, punk, death" band from Phoenix. For more information, visit the band on Facebook.
Listen to Sorrower, "And Now You Are Dead to Me"
Yaya Martinez: That's definitely a song for my ex-boyfriend [laughs]. Everything they were saying probably relates to how I feel [about him].
Up on the Sun: It's hard to know exactly, but...
It sort of sounds like everything blurs into one, but they probably listen to rap music and feel the same way about that. If they are making moves on a track like this in their genre, I'm not mad at that at all.
Do you listen to much metal?
No, I don't. I used to listen to Metallica back in the day, but I know it's totally different compared to what it is now.
I liked it. Short and intense.
I just pictured a mosh pit. Like, "people are going to get crazy when this song comes on." Some people are going to get their ass kicked in the mosh pit for that one. If that's the goal, alright!
I usually listen to sludgier, slow stuff, but I liked it. It sounded pissed off.
That's what I got: Anger. I know they are mad at something.
It would be really funny to me if I got the lyric sheet and it the song was the exact opposite, just describing how happy they are and their puppies...
About their matching tattoos. But hey, if it works for them, more power to them.