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  • The Story of the KillJoys.

    Mar 27 2011, 9h43

    My Chemical Romance - Danger Days True lives of the fabulous Killjoys.

    Look alive, Sunshine
    109 in the sky but the pigs won't quit
    You're here with me: Dr. Death Defying
    I'll be your surgeon, your proctor, your helicopter
    Pumpin' out the slaughtermatic sounds to keep you alive
    A system failure for the masses, empty matter for the master plan
    Louder than God's revolver and twice as shiny

    This one's for all of you rock'n'rollers
    All you crash queens and motor babies

    Listen up!
    The future is bulletproof!
    The aftermath is secondary!
    It's time to do it now and do it loud!
    Killjoys, make some noise!

    Nothing else can be said about the new album by the punk rockers from New jersey. They are definately back much louder than ever and sound more hard rock than ever before. Listening to them reinforces the fact even though head lining acts like Iron Maiden, Mettalica, AC/DC have almost exhausted their time, bands like these will pick up the void left by them, ofcourse Dave Grohl's Foo Fighters being the other promising hard rock band these days.

    The album is fast paced and within minutes has you headbanging to the tune of Na Na Na to be accompanied by some austere mixes in The kids from yesterday and Goodnight Dr.Death the story of the Killjoys is one waiting to be heard. Steve Montano from Mindless Self Indulgence performs as Dr. Death Defying with his apocalyptic voice and something in the track is just magnetic and makes you want to keep listening on. The Story of the fabulous KillJoys is definately worth the time.
  • Faking it Right.

    Out 21 2010, 16h20

    I.A.F.W.A.Y - Engravings

    Its a decent name for a band, it expands into I Am Fake Who Are You? and you suddenly start to wonder who exactly are these guys and what their problem is. You read the classification of genre as screama/hardcore and after a whiff of a rural tinged sound you would dismiss them. Well it's time to switch that internet connection on and download Engravings, because it will rock your socks off.

    Its a four song extended player, this is probably the best hardcore effort on this side of the Tropic of Cancer and it throws at you a barrage of well produced brandishing metal that seems fairly hard to digest. The EP opens with the title track that has a crunchy rhythm section and is quite a treat for lovers of high pitched screams. It also shows shades of American metal core in guitar work and brutal changes in vocals and a cliffhanger breakdown. Drum patterns are much more concrete and are complemented well by the guitars' tones.

    'Unsaturated' closes out a solid offering from the Delhi outfit with hip hop beats. There were a few setbacks in the album but definitely a stepping stone for an oncoming avalanche.
  • Bringing Retro Back

    Out 18 2010, 22h35

    The Flaming Lips- Dark side of the moon

    The Flaming Lips and fellow space rock cadets from Okalahoma are not your average Honor band that feels the need to copy every note of the original masterpiece.

    They have done a remarkable job of stripping the original down to its meat and bones, and injecting a miasma of their own style into it. The result is very interesting and intriguing to say the least. The Lips' funky bassline introduces the record, propelling the listener into a psychedelic mess of fuzzed out guitars with "Breathe".

    Up next, the austere but futuristic vehicle that cuts through your headphones on the original 'On the Run' has been given a tune-up, sounding much more space-aged than ever before and is definitely one of the few triumphs from this experiment. 'Great Gig in the sky' which originally featured Clare Torry's angelic cries, has the Peaches caught in between a fuzzed-out guitar and a heavily over modulated radio frequency filter, which all but works.

    'Us and Them' maintains its original delight, lulling us away from our fears and worries and into some place deep into our walled-up enclosure of our minds. The Lips give it its own meaning , its own concept, and its own unique sound, especially the bass, that adds a certain energy and sense of live spontaneity the originals lack. Sure its not a masterpiece but at least its not trying to be one.