IEatHeartAttacks – You Don’t Need Oxygen To Walk On This Fake Moon

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Stepping forward to brawl with the senses and ignite their hunger at the same time, Norwegian hardcore band IEatHeartAttacks is one of those thrilling introductions which proves that noise annoys is a term coined by the clinically uninspired. The pair of brothers making up the band challenge with a wonderful abrasion of sonic provocation and addictive imagination which toys with pain and seduction, though even that has a willing cost in sanity such the unpredictable fury and corrosive breath at work.

The bio for the band simply says ‘Two guys from the same womb got together and started playing hardcore.’ Those musicians are Jon Iver Myren and Arne Mathias Myren, siblings offering a guitar and drum attack with squalling vocals which wring every ounce of passion and spite from their words. Other than that and the fact that their new EP You Don’t Need Oxygen To Walk On This Fake Moon was recorded in January at RUB Studios, produced by Erik Fossmo, engineered and mixed by Terry Smith, and is wrapped in the artwork of Jan Magne Abel Opsahl, there is not much more we can tell you about the creators of this fine release. It does follow their previous also impressive two track release .​.​.​And The Pianos Become The Teeth and cements the band as one to keep a close eye and ear upon; whether they can make a major breakthrough is hard to predict as with any band, but the prospect of them producing more intriguing and contagious sounds is surely a given.

The release immediately sets the passions on alert with the opening to Black Hearts, the scaly rust coated grooves which flare up coversimply delicious whilst the storming drum rhythms equally incite an immediate awakening of the senses. The vocals scar with their caustic embrace, the squalling storm of expression demanding whilst the music and its shifting presence and ideas enthralling. It is a dramatic and contagious union which leaves exhausted satisfaction in its wake even at its brief length. It is an immense start which already has forged a strong connection between thoughts, passion, and the release.

The following Refuge Tropicana springs from a distance before pouncing with its intensity primed and hunger gnawing at the ear. It is a less forceful encounter compared to its predecessor yet has an intimidation and strength which is equally imposing and caging. Again the rhythms round up the appetite with their rolling and roaming rapaciousness whilst the vocals engrain their raucous voice deeper into the lure of the release. Though not close enough to be in touching distance of two minutes, the incendiary temptation of the guitar and its sonic beckoning as well as the bulging rampancy of those beats makes its swiping attack irresistible.

Both E.I.I.E and Two-step Paranoia explore the wounds made with masterful craft and thought, the first with a simple yet impossibly potent grilling of riffs and sonic groove littered expression whilst the closing song on the EP is a final tempest of provocation, the drums asking the questions and the guitar coaxing the answers forth, whilst the vocals dispute everything. It is a tremendous end to an outstanding release.

If you are looking for some adventure and something different from your hardcore then IEatHeartAttacks and the You Don’t Need Oxygen To Walk On This Fake Moon EP is a must and as it is available as a free download from http://ieatheartattacks.bandcamp.com/ why are you still here?

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9/10

RingMaster 24/04/2013

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Scout Killers – No Reason

© Annelie Rosencrantz 2013

© Annelie Rosencrantz 2013

Following up impressive single The Wave, alternative indie rock band Scout Killers have produced another slice of thickly emotive temptation with new single No Reason. Complete with video, the release is a smoking gun of a song, a track which basks in the success of its hazy persuasion and blues soaked captivation, its breath visibly enriching the air with pride from the contagion it has caused.

Consisting of the current line-up of vocalist Scott Cox, guitarists Beau Stevens and Julien Morrez, drummer Chris Phillips, and bassist Pierre Frankie Lee Muslimani, the South West based UK band first found a grip on the attention and acclaim of the media and fans with the EP We Cage the Storm, the release which bears the new track. A successful tour across the UK only enhanced their reputation with The Waves bringing even greater potency to their stock, and now with No Reason the sense that the band is about to trigger something major for themselves is hard to dismiss.

Opening with a rasp of guitar and brewing sonic beckoning the song expels a big breath before striding into a tempered yet eager stroll with the vocals of Cox seizing every syllable and intent of his lyrics with an earnest purpose and expressive lure, whilst around him the guitars of Stevens and Morrez flame with acidic and magnetic heat. The soulful blues licking of the ear ignites the senses for a keen welcome to the increasingly compelling vocals and equally enriched melodic temptation. The rhythms of Phillips and Muslimani guide the song with at times an understated air though both have a clear stance within the track, but also certainly the basslines bring shadows which add depth and caution to the fire burning around them.

No Reason is a thrilling track with a riveting video as a companion, more importantly it enforces the declaration that Scout Killers is a band to watch and has a very promising horizon ahead of them.

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8/10

RingMaster 24/04/2012

 

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Empyrios – Zion

Photo by Matteo Ermeti

Photo by Matteo Ermeti

Italian progressive metallers Empyrios have returned with a beast of an album in Zion, a release which has something for everyone in sound and eclectic imagination. Following their acclaimed album The Glorious Sickness of 2008, the new slab of concentrated enterprise leaves the previous promise of the band wholly realised with a furnace of accomplished invention. Melding everything from industrial to hard rock, djent to classic rock, with plenty more flavours you care to imagine to its progressive heart, Zion is a hulk of a confrontation which inspires, provokes, and thrills from start to finish.

From Rimini, the band was founded by guitar virtuoso and acclaimed producer Simone Mularoni (DGM), and was soon awash with acclaim through debut album …And The Rest Is Silence in 2007 and The Glorious Sickness a year later. The years since the last release has seen the members of the quartet heavily involved with their other projects, touring and creating music making the time to this new release long for the anticipation of their fans. Guitarist Simone Bertozzi joined the Danish metal machine Mnemic for an extensive tour of Europe and Australia whilst drummer Dario Ciccioni was playing with Oliver Hartmann’s solo project Hartmann. Mularoni himself was leading DGM through a European tour with Symphony X but all the time the members were exchanging and working on elements and ideas for the new album with finally the opportunity to enter the studio for its realisation. The Mularonin produced eleven track behemoth, with vocalist Silvio Mancini completing the quartet, has enslaved the brutal and aggressively dynamic side of the band with its enamouring compelling melodic seduction for a tempest marking the band at a new height for their creativity within a devastating presence. Names like Strapping Young Lad, Nevermore, Symphony X, Fear Factory, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Meshuggah are all thrust upon the band and release as references and the release is an amalgam of those essences distilled into something purely individual to the band.

The Scarlet Records released album emerges from a war infused ambience to immediately trample and chew on the senses with test bella zioncrippling beats and gnarly savage riffs whilst electro industrial winds warm the clinging intensity. Opener Nescience takes mere moments to succumb the ear and senses, its rampaging appetite and corrosive breath a delicious malevolence with the snarling growls of bassist Bertozzi adding extra spite. Into its stride the clean melodic tones of Mancini wraps an emotive embrace around the wounds as the guitars also add their restrained flames but the ravaging heart of the track is never quelled, erupting and consuming at a constant persistence throughout. It is a staggering start which satisfies the violent intent and melodic temptation of all hearts with skill and invention.

The following Domino initially lays a sultry wash upon the ear before the tight rhythmic bombardment and mutually offensive riffs grab their piece of the senses firmly. Like the first, into the heart of its provocation the track is a Meshuggah meets Fear Factory blaze of energy whilst the vocals of Bertozzi explore further rock and progressive textures to bring extra thrills to the insatiable passion of the song. Both Masters and Reverie continue the predatory stance as well as unveiling the heart of each songs melodic sun, the first a riveting expanse of emotive persuasion within a frame of unpredictable and air disrupting rhythms with sabre flashes of guitar alongside whilst the second has flumes of rich melodic passion coursing within the walls of merciless metallic entrapment.  Both songs without finding the key to the rapture sparked by their predecessors leave only prime satisfaction in their tow, their magnetic imagination and its skilfully carved aural narrative irresistible.

The excellent Unplugged next steps forward to leave the senses continually wrong-footed and disorientated with its psyche dance of schizo rhythms and equally deranged djent sculpted riffs, whilst around this the melodic heights of the song makes the smoothest conspirator to its vengeful riot of rapacious invention. Through the likes of the outstanding Renovation with its mesmeric call through barbed carnally bred textures, the vocals of Bertozzi quite stunning, the evocative title track, and the closing fury of Madman, the album gives no respite in its hold on the passions, though every song can be given with that welcoming trait. Admittedly the album is strongest across its first half but constantly the result to its impressive presence is hunger for more.

Zion is an excellent album and a very welcome return from a band in Empyrios which just gets better and better.

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8.5/10

RingMaster 24/04/2013

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