The Locust – The Locust (1998)

This “album”, at just over quarter of an hour long, marks – for me – the point where The Locust “became” The Locust we all know and love. Granted, the line-up which made some of the greatest records of all time didn’t solidify until 2001, but this self-titled record is an absolute explosion of grinding synthesizer madness. It is hard to explain really, but there’s just something about the frantic energy of The Locust that hits different compared to a lot of bands in this vein. There is just so much energy and power in the sound.

The Locust 1998 boasts the bands best production to date, allowing those bizarre synthesizer sounds to really come through in the fold. But, please do not take my words too literally – this is still a challenging and dense listen.