The album opens with title track 'Feral', and I'm thinking 'oh, this is just rock music, perhaps a little psychedelic or stoner rock like'. Then the (post- hardcore elements come in, along with perplexing song structures and before I realize it, I'm dragged into a weird cesspool of guitars, emotional vocals, screams and forceful drums. I try to think of other bands, but come no further than Kayo Dot and that's not even completely correct.
Like Animals doesn't seem to care about genres. Pop songs with thrash metal riffs, of brutal hardcore with gently rock vocals, alternating with whatever they can come up with. Tempo and intensity regularly change. One moment I'm listening to something like Led Zeppelin, the other I'm being punished by Gorilla Biscuits or The Melvins. At that point, I'm not even halfway through third track 'Lounge Lizard'.
Yes, you can say that 'Feral' is quite a varied ep, but you might as well say that this stuff is confusing as hell. Either way, I don't mind. This is the stuff that makes the underground music scene alive and fresh. If you're a fan of bands that stand out, make out-of-the-ordinary music (like Mr Bungle, Melvins, Butthole Surfers...) check it out. You might have found something new to torture your narrowminded friends with...