P.O.D.’s Boom at 2:44
An absence of thrash never felt so loud
I like to listen to this one turned up to 11. It makes the four short bursts of instrumental silence in the third chorus beginning at 2:44 stand out to even greater effect. All of a sudden there’s nothing behind Sonny Sandoval shouting “Here comes the”, as if we’ve been momentarily Marshall-blasted into non-vocal deafness. And those four beats of anti-boom seem to reverberate in the track’s terse ending.
Here’s another great moment in music from GreatMo: