Their 2017 release, GT Ultra is as ambidextrous as it is strange. The twists and turns that the record takes through the eight-total tracks that run around a near-thirty-minutes forms an insightful journey to the new-wave-esque foundation of punk rock. Guerilla Toss is truly a virtue of adventure and with “Can I Get the Real Stuff”, a track that speeds through rapid bass lines and a vocal performance that is as cute as it is annoying. “Can I Get the Real Stuff” starts simply with a drum and bass combination that subtly includes some synthesizer work to construct a backbone and layering. Then as the work deconstructs into full chaos of warping horns and a jamming use of instrumentation, Guerilla Toss is actually quite a treat that shows real talent behind their otherworldly sound.
Bathing in the robes of experimentalism, GT Ultra is a sudden journey of oddities, but throughout is also able to show an adaptability behind the sound. “The String Game” is a piece that follows later in the midpoint of the record that is able to switch and become a graceful approach. Almost without missing a beat however, Guerilla Toss still keeps their shifted roots with off-beat percussion and some synth heavy pieces that is able to transfer from track to track. Whether a slow, lumbering beast or the rapid attack; Guerilla Toss somehow manages to keep their name relevant throughout GT Ultra. The record feels as a destructive beast of burden that is able to smash and destroy, but there is some sense of awe-inspiring ability behind their moves as well.
They do not fit in, and that is the point of GT Ultra. It is their brightest work and has a manipulative factor behind the record that brings Guerilla Toss to a new frontier. Rather than pioneers in the cult following or the main stage of New York, the sound is original and needed more than ever in an age of strange.