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UNDERTOW announces new album for late summer 2018

Veröffentlicht am 25. April 2018 von Markus W. in Undertow, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Doom Metal, El Puerto Records, News

Photo: Markus Wolf (El Puerto Records Promo)

Photo: Markus Wolf (El Puerto Records Promo)

UNDERTOW want to know it again!
For that reason, they signed a "worldwide deal" with  El Puerto Records last week!

Guitarist Markus Brand is sure:
"After 25 years of underground, it is time to take a big step forward and El Puerto want to and will support us actively. We're glad incredible on joint work and hungrier than ever. This will be clearly heard on the new record! "

Also on label side one is fully convinced:

Torsten Ihlenfeld is „As proud as punch on our latest signing! With UNDERTOW, one of my alltime favorit and long running german metal band signed to EL PUERTO RECORDS! Welcome to the team guys!“


The first details of the new CD will be released shortly. Release date will be in September 2018.

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UNDERTOW signed with El Puerto Records

Veröffentlicht am 18. April 2018 von Markus W. in Undertow, El Puerto Records, Thrash Metal, Doom Metal, Heavy Metal, News

UNDERTOW signed with El Puerto Records

German metal powerhouse Undertow inked a deal with El Puerto Records. Really good news and hopefully a new record soon :) Stay tuned.

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Live pics from UNDERTOW, Schwäbisch Hall, 16.12.2017

Veröffentlicht am 20. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Undertow, Cindy Kay, Live, Doom Metal, Thrash Metal, Tour, Heavy Metal

German metal powerhouse Undertow performed a show at Stage in Schwäbisch Hall a few days ago. Next to old classics the quartet 'tested' some of the new smashers in live set. The new songs will be on the highly anticipated next album which hopefully will be released in 2018.

Photographer Cindy Kay was behind the lens in Schwäbisch Hall and provided Markus' Heavy Music Blog with some great live shots of an intense show.

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Setlist:

  1. Canvas Ghosts
  2. Bitter Taste
  3. Burdened
  4. Stomping
  5. Crown Of Scars (new song)
  6. Boxshaped
  7. Crawler
  8. Zero Type X (new song)
  9. Reap The Storm (new song)
  10. Smoke Garden
  11. 3 Double Chime
  12. File Under Unexpected
  13. In Deepest Silence
  14. Beyond dreaming (Encore)
  15. Trails for the Blind (new song) (Encore)
Live pics from UNDERTOW, Schwäbisch Hall, 16.12.2017
Live pics from UNDERTOW, Schwäbisch Hall, 16.12.2017
Live pics from UNDERTOW, Schwäbisch Hall, 16.12.2017
Live pics from UNDERTOW, Schwäbisch Hall, 16.12.2017
Live pics from UNDERTOW, Schwäbisch Hall, 16.12.2017
Live pics from UNDERTOW, Schwäbisch Hall, 16.12.2017
Live pics from UNDERTOW, Schwäbisch Hall, 16.12.2017
Live pics from UNDERTOW, Schwäbisch Hall, 16.12.2017
Live pics from UNDERTOW, Schwäbisch Hall, 16.12.2017
Live pics from UNDERTOW, Schwäbisch Hall, 16.12.2017
Live pics from UNDERTOW, Schwäbisch Hall, 16.12.2017
Live pics from UNDERTOW, Schwäbisch Hall, 16.12.2017
Live pics from UNDERTOW, Schwäbisch Hall, 16.12.2017
Live pics from UNDERTOW, Schwäbisch Hall, 16.12.2017
Live pics from UNDERTOW, Schwäbisch Hall, 16.12.2017
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UNDERTOW pics from Dresden

Veröffentlicht am 2. Mai 2017 von Markus W. in Undertow, Thrash Metal, Doom Metal, Epic Metal, Live, News, Heavy Metal

Last weekend Swabian powerhouse Undertow played a concert at Heavy Duty, Dresden which was the first live show with their new bass player Andreas Hund. Undertow also performed some new unreleased material which was very well received by fans and increases appetite for the new album.

The new songs played that night:

  • "Zero Type X"
  • "Crown of Scars"
  • "Trails for the Blind"
  • "Burdened"
  • "Reap the Storm"

Here are also some pics from show.

UNDERTOW pics from Dresden
UNDERTOW pics from Dresden
UNDERTOW pics from Dresden
UNDERTOW pics from Dresden
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UNDERTOW records new album

Veröffentlicht am 10. Februar 2017 von Markus W. in Undertow, Heavy Metal, Doom Metal, Thrash Metal, Sludge, News, Alternative Metal

Undertow is recording their next longplayer. Four years after "In Deepest Silence" the Swabian powerhouse has ten new songs and an intro in their portfolio which they are recording as we speak at the Studio141 in Schwäbisch Hall. MHBM had the chance to listen to some of the tunes. The new songs sound pretty good. Undertow's new material is more balanced. Thrash and doom are equaly present and also some acoustic tones are part of the upcoming album. And last but not least there's a cover version on the record, a pop song that was turned into a metallic masterpiece. It looks like a great Undertow album being on it's way. Stay tuned for more.

UNDERTOW records new album
UNDERTOW records new album
UNDERTOW records new album
UNDERTOW records new album
UNDERTOW records new album
UNDERTOW records new album
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12 Most Favorite Concert Photos 2016

Veröffentlicht am 31. Dezember 2016 von Markus W. in Amorphis, Amon Amarth, Europe, Archer Nation, Queensryche, Doro, Undertow, Testament, Honeymoon Disease, Anvil, Long Distance Calling, Dark Funeral, Heavy Metal, Hardrock, News, Power Metal, Doom Metal, Thrash Metal, Black Metal, Death Metal, Rock, Cultuurpodium De Boerderij, 013, Gebr. de Nobel, Dudok, Live, Photos

New Year's Eve is an excellent moment in time to look back on the last 12 months and what's better than scrolling through photos made that year. I challenged myself in choosing my 12 favorites, which was not a too easy exercise. Anyhow, I've chosen these photos from various shows in 2016.

Have a good start in 2017 and keep on rocking. Thanks for all your support \m/

 

All photos by Markus Wiedenmann

Amorphis, Tilburg, December 2016

Amorphis, Tilburg, December 2016

Doro, Leiden, November 2016

Doro, Leiden, November 2016

Europe, Utrecht, November 2016

Europe, Utrecht, November 2016

Dark Funeral, Leiden, November 2016

Dark Funeral, Leiden, November 2016

Amon Amarth, Tilburg, November 29016

Amon Amarth, Tilburg, November 29016

Testament, Tilburg, November 2016

Testament, Tilburg, November 2016

Honeymoon Disease, Leiden, October 2016

Honeymoon Disease, Leiden, October 2016

Archer Nation, Zoetermeer, August 2016

Archer Nation, Zoetermeer, August 2016

Queensryche, Zoetermeer, August 2016

Queensryche, Zoetermeer, August 2016

Long Distance Calling, Tilburg, May 2016

Long Distance Calling, Tilburg, May 2016

Anvil, Tilburg, April 2016

Anvil, Tilburg, April 2016

Undertow, Giengen, January 2016

Undertow, Giengen, January 2016

Just in case you want to see them all - HERE they are.

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Interview with Markus 'Brandy' Brand from UNDERTOW, talking about the new album

Veröffentlicht am 7. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Undertow, Doom Metal, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Interview, News

A few days ago German metal powerhouse Undertow entered the studio for starting to work on a new album. A good moment to reflect on the time between the last release "In Deepest Silence" and the here & now. Markus' Heavy Music Blog had the chance to talk to Markus 'Brandy' Brand about the new album and some futurte plans of the guys.

Interview with Markus 'Brandy' Brand from UNDERTOW, talking about the new album

Markus' Heavy Music Blog: Hi Brandy, great having you for getting some updates when it comes to Undertow. You guys entered the studio recently for recording a new album. How are things going so far?

Markus 'Brandy' Brand: We just started and things are going very well. We have done almost 80% of the rhythm guitars and the next steps will be the solos, acoustic parts, drums, bass and vocals.


MHMB: So you guys just started. How much time did you plan for the entire recording session?

Brandy: We’re aiming for end of November but we also don’t have any time pressure. The main focus is doing everything as good as possible and so far we’re very happy with the way we progress.


MHMB: You have been the new kid on the block when Undertow recorded „In Deepest Silence“. Most of the songs have been written and you could only add a few smaller parts here and there. How did the songwriting look like for the upcoming album? I guess your involvement was much bigger this time.

Brandy: Indeed, it was completely different. Last time I could only add a few riffs and the acoustic track „Inside One“. For the new songs we could make use of the full potential of having two guitars, something that gave us much more opportunities. In the meantime it’s four years that I’m a part of Undertow, a period in which we all grew together to a tight unit – from a musical perspective as well as when it comes to the songwriting process. This led to more ideas and another level of creativity. It’s not Joschi only anymore writing songs, it’s the two of us; something that resulted in great new songs but also some creative discussions. We constantly challenged each other and in the end the album reflects the best out of both worlds.


MHMB: Is there already a title for the new album, or at least a kind of working title?

Brandy: No. We haven‘t thought about a title yet. We will keep this open till the final end, after having done all the lyrics and after having finished the recording.

MHMB: What can you tell us about the songs on the new album in this early stage? What will be the main differences to „In Deepest Silence“?

Brandy: The plan is to have 9-10 songs on the new record. It looks like each of them getting pretty long. We didn’t really plan for this but when we worked on the riffs, that song structure and the flow, each of the songs became longer than expected. In general the album will include a good mix of fast songs and more doom-based ones, all with powerful riffs, well done melodies and far more solos than on the earlier releases. We’re all very happy with them and it feels to me like Undertow made a big step. I also think that the new songs will also silence the ones comparing Undertow constantly with Crowbar. I actually never liked this comparison since Undertow’s sound includes and included more melodies and more variation. Not to be misunderstood, Crowbar is a great band; it‘s just about Undertow being different.


MHMB: Have you guys had a chance to test one of the songs live?

Brandy: Yes, we did. We played one of the new tracks earlier this month during a show in St. Poelten, Austria. It’s called „The Queen vs.“ which is one of the tunes that shows Undertow’s development. It’s a real highlight that feels like an adrenaline shot from the first to the last note. It‘s one of the best tracks on the new album, next to the other nine tracks (laughing).

 

 

Interview with Markus 'Brandy' Brand from UNDERTOW, talking about the new album

MHMB: „In Deepest Silence“ included the first Undertow ‚ballad‘. Will there be a continuation on the new longplayer?

Brandy: Yes, we will have another ballad. It’s not a continuation in that sense, but it’s a highly emotional song that brings tears to your eyes.


MHMB: Can you gives us already some insight when it comes to a potential release date? When can Undertow fans expect the new album to be in the record stores?

Brandy: We don’t have a concrete release date in mind yet. Right now we’re focusing on recording the album and as soon as we have things in place we will look into signing with a new label. We’re hungry and motivated to take a next step as a band. We want to bring Undertow to a next level and a new label could be a support for moving forward.

MHMB: How about live activities? Can we see Undertow on stage during autumn/winter?

Brandy: The main focus is on the new album, there are no plans right now. As said, the rest of the time we will spend for working on the new album.


If you could choose, for which band would you love to be the opener?

Brandy: That’s a tricky question since we all have different preferences and we played already with some of our faves. For me personally it would be great to open for Sevendust, but also being support act for Tremonti and/or Alter Bridge would be a dream that becomes true.

 

MHMB: Brandy, thanks for all the information and good luck for the new album.

Brandy: You’re welcome and thanks for having me.

 

 

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Live review BRAINSTORM/UNDERTOW/STEPFATHER FRED, ..., Giengen, 16.01.2016

Veröffentlicht am 19. Januar 2016 von Markus W. in Brainstorm, Undertow, Stepfather Fred, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, News, Live Review, Thrash Metal, Doom Metal

The whole German winter was green so far and temperatures have been on springly 14 degrees. This changed the day Swabian power metal command Brainstorm invited to the release show of their newest album "Scary Creatures". The whole area was covered by freshly fallen white snow which didn't make it easy for metal fans to get the venue.

However, the ones that took the effort to get to the show have been rewarded by five hours of pure German metal for a very fair price.

But let's start from the beginning. The first band that had to enter the stage was Stepfather Fred. I haven't heard of these guys before. The only thing I knew was that they supported already bands like Emil Bulls and Die Happy. The dudes did a good job even though the venue wasn't that much filled at that time. Stepfather Fred's songs can be described as solid alternative metal that lives by the enegry the guys spread. Halfway the show the crowd also understood why everybody got a lighter by entering the venue. Singer Basti and guitarist Simon left the stage, went into the crowd and played an acoustic tune, surrounded by some fans with lighters on. It's a nice idea that probably even work better in a small club.

Stepfather Fred did an good job and they warmed up the crowd, something that was need on this winter night.

After a short break it was time for Undertow. The German doom thrashers got 60 minutes of playtime which the used vey well.

The whole show was one big metal feast hosted by a band that played tight and spot-on. Guitarist and singer Joschi has been the tower of strength behind the mic, surrounded by his six-string companion Markus Brand and bassist Undertom, who celebrated his birthday the same day. What a cool combination. Not to forget in this context drummer Oli Riegler with his heavy punch behind the drum kit, assuring a strong rhythm foundation and the right power for Undertow.

They four-piece put together a setlist that was a mix of loud and more silent. Not only since this show, it feels like the band got a wider range of sounds by adding a second guitarist a while ago. The latest release "In Deepest Silence" has shown this already, but also the older stuff became more thrilling during the live shows. Tunes like "Smoke Garden" and the mighty "Crawler" made the speakers to an impervious wall of sound.

I like Undertow the most when they reduce the speed and hammer some brutal and slow riffs in the crowd; riffs that feel like a slap into your face. One of those moments was towards the end when the guys peformed with "In Deepest Silence" the title track from their latest record.

Undertow really warmed up the crowd during this 'homematch'. Good band, good music, Swabia rocks.

Live review BRAINSTORM/UNDERTOW/STEPFATHER FRED, ..., Giengen, 16.01.2016

Then it was time for Brainstorm to present their new songs live on stage. That's why most of the fans came for.

To my surprise, Brainstorm has chosen "Nelly the Elephant" from the Toy Dolls as an intro. I'm not sure if this was only for this event or if it will become a fix part of the shows supposed to come. Anyhow, a cool song with a certain party vibe ... something that continued for the coming two hours.

Compared to the "Firesoul" release shows, where the band performed the entire album, the five-piece played only four track from the new longplayer "Scary Creatures". The rest was a look back in time, a kind of Brainstorm 'Best of...'.

Next to the new tracks highlights in the setlist featured metal anthems such as "Shiva's Tears" and one of the best Brainstorm songs, "Highs without lows". But also rarely performed songs like "Blind suffering" (the band wasn't sure if, and if yes how often, they have ever played it live) have been a pleasure for each metal maniac. Having those band classics next to the new stuff also showed that Brainstorm stays true to themselves. The band developed their sound futher but also sticks to their identity and trademarks. New and old goes together very well, something this release show made very clear.

Brainstorm nailed down a 100 minutes long metal party that was expected from the fans, and the guys delivered. Torsten Ihlenfeld and his gang had obviously a lot of fun and enjoyed each minute of the show. There was action all over the stage combined with wild headbanging wherever you looked. This is real, this is metal.

The Swabian powerhouse finished their show with another real hymn. "All Those Words" from "Liquid Monster", a song with a big chorus, demanded the last energy of fans and band, a pearl that completed a great metal night in Giengen.

The Ostalb might not be the Bay Area. Anyhow, this region has bands that are internationally and nationally established. Brainstorm and Undertow are bands from this district and they are in the business since many years. Both bands proved that metal and Ostalb belongs together. 

After five hours of metal the last note was played, the fans have been happy and the winter was still there. Back into the snow, heated up by German metal. Horns up.

Live review BRAINSTORM/UNDERTOW/STEPFATHER FRED, ..., Giengen, 16.01.2016
Live review BRAINSTORM/UNDERTOW/STEPFATHER FRED, ..., Giengen, 16.01.2016
Live review BRAINSTORM/UNDERTOW/STEPFATHER FRED, ..., Giengen, 16.01.2016

Setlist Brainstorm

  1. The World To See
  2. Firesoul
  3. Fire Walk With Me
  4. How Much Can You Take
  5. Falling Spiral Down
  6. World`s Are Coming Through
  7. We Are...
  8. Shivas Tears
  9. End In Sorrow
  10. Scary Creatures
  11. Highs Without Lows
  12. Blind Suffering
  13. Surrounding Walls
  14. Blink Of An Eye
  15. Hollow Hideaway
  16. Inside A Monster
  17. How Do You Feel
  18. Shiver (Encore)
  19. All Those Words (Encore)

 

 

Setlist Undertow:

  1. Barefaced
  2. Stomping Out Ignorance
  3. Canvas Ghosts
  4. BoxSapedHeart
  5. Smoke Garden
  6. Threedouble Chime
  7. These Boots are Made for Stalking
  8. Beyond Dreaming
  9. File Under Unexpected
  10. Everember
  11. In Deepest Silence
  12. Crawler

 

Location: Walter-Schmid Halle, Giengen a.d. Brenz, Germany

Date: January 16th, 2016

 

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BRAINSTORM release show on 16.01.2016

Veröffentlicht am 12. Dezember 2015 von Markus W. in Brainstorm, Undertow, News, Power Metal, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Doom Metal, Tour, Live

German Brainstorm will play a release show for their upcoming album "Scary creatures" in Giengen/Brenz. Showtime is on Saturday 10.01.2016, supported by the mighty Undertow. 

BRAINSTORM release show on 16.01.2016
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New video from BRAINSTORM

Veröffentlicht am 4. Dezember 2015 von Markus W. in Brainstorm, Undertow, News, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Alternative Metal, Tour

German power metal flagship, Brainstorm, worked hard on their next album. "The World To See" is the first video, taken from the upcoming longplayer called "Scary Creatures". Release date is January 16th, 2016 and the release show will take place in the Walter Schmid Halle in Giengen/Brenz. Support is nobody less than the mighty Undertow. Check it out.

New video from BRAINSTORM
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CD review MINDEAD "Controlling the tides"

Veröffentlicht am 17. März 2015 von Markus W. in Mindead, In Flames, Undertow, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Nu Metal, CD Review, News

(7/10) If you're from Stuttgart and a football fan you're not surrounded by happiness these days. Being the last in the Bundesliga means more tears than party. But maybe some music from the capitol of Baden-Wuerttemberg can ease thee pain. Partly yes.

Mindead is a band coming from Stuttgart and they aren't new, even though you might not have heard about them. It was already in 2001 when frontman Timo Fielker and drummer Benjamin Hölle started the band. After having found some like-minded musicians the four-piece started to gain ground.

In 2008 they release their debut called "Abandon all hope" and with this album in the backhand they opened for band like Devildriver and Ektomorf. This describes also what kind of music the four guys from Swabia are playing. It's a mix of thrash, melodic death metal and some nu-metal elements. The whole dish is spiced up with a heavy groove that make your head bang.

The twelve songs on the new album "Controlling the tides" are OK; with one exception. Mindead decided to cover Nine Inch Nail's "Hurt". Hmmm. The original version of the Irish megasellers is already pretty good. But after Johnny Cash created this goosebump version of the tune that was such an emotional expression of his final journey I think that you can just loose by covering the track again. And so did Mindead. They did their best but that wasn't enough - based on the history of the classic.

But there are eleven other tracks that sometimes reflect the melodic death metal the Gothenburg style ("Controlling the tides", "Sleeping in carbonite"). I guess the guys have heard quite some In Flames recently. A tune that you should check out as well is "Unearthed" with its unconventual beginning. The spoken words part and the partly melodic vocals makes the track to one of the more interesting ones on the album. In the chorus I was reminded to Undertow. And this isn't a bad cross-reference.

To sum up: "Controlling the tides" is a well-crafted metal record that comes with a bunch of solid songs. The moments of surprise are limited but maybe those aren't needed. If you count the mentioned bands to your favorites you should risk a friendly ear to this album. 

 

(7/10) 

 

Tracklist:

  1. Orbital
  2. Controlling the tides
  3. Sentimental
  4. Sore
  5. Sleeping in carbonite
  6. The letting go
  7. Universal
  8. Unearthed
  9. Trains and losses
  10. Indifferent
  11. Standing in line
  12. Hurt

 

Label: Bleeding Nose Records

Genre: Melodic Death Metal

CD review MINDEAD "Controlling the tides"
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CD review FINAL FAITH "Chaos infected"

Veröffentlicht am 22. Dezember 2014 von Markus W. in Final Faith, Undertow, CD Review, News, Thrash Metal, Death Metal, Black Metal

(7/10) Final Faith started in 2005 as a punk influenced hardcore band in Heidenheim, Germany. Over time the five-piece developed towards a death metal band that also shows partly some black metal influences. 

Their second album is released since a few weeks and is titled "Chaos injected". It follows the 2011 debut of the band. 

The new record comes with nine - actually eight songs and an intro. After the "First injection" the album starts with "Dissecting the sun". And the bands went at it full tilt. Build on a powerful riff the opener makes clear that the next 45 minutes are demanding. It is a fast death metal track that includes some symphonic samples tgiving the tune a bit of a Dimmu Borgir touch. "Ocean of dreams" instead has some thrash influences, esp. in the beginning while most brutal song is called "Out of fire we arise". It's a four minutes killer that shows that Final Faith is inspired by Arch Enemy. There are classic guitars combined with the angry vocals of Robert Knolmar. Taking about the vocals I have to say that those are quite good; but they could offer some more nuances which would make the songs more exciting. Final Faith also got support from Joschie Baschin from Undertow on a song called "Chains". This is a welcome twist on the album and adds with the polyphonic chorus something to the album. The same goes for the quiet acoustic section halfway.

A highlight on the album is for sure the bouncer "The nihilst". Starting with just an acoustic guitar and some ravens screaming, the eight minutes long track builds up via slow riffs into a fast and raging tune. The desperate vocals in the middle section sound like lost souls moaning before the furious riffs take over again. Even some chellos have been used to emphasis the vibe of this song. Final Faith tried really everything to make this track interesting and they succeeded. 

"Chaos infected" is a good album that also got a powerful production. With a bit more focus on the vocals Final Faith could even achieve more in the future.

 

(7/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. First injection
  2. Dissecting the sun
  3. Oceans & dreams
  4. The hermits invocation
  5. Chains (feat. Joschie Baschin)
  6. Combine extremes
  7. Out of fire we arise
  8. Beyond the veil
  9. The nihilist

 

Label: Own production

Genre: Death Metal

 

Contact: info@final-faith.com

CD review FINAL FAITH "Chaos infected"
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CD review HOTROD MAYHEM "We are at war"

Veröffentlicht am 16. Dezember 2014 von Markus W. in Hotrod Mayhem, Thrash Metal, Punk, Hardcore, Undertow, CD Review, News

(8/10) Some of you might heard already about Hotrod Mayhem. The band is excisting since 2008 and there are two well known names being part of Hotrod Mayhem. Joschi Baschin (g/v) and Oliver Riegler (d) from Undertow founded the band together with Michael Gerstlauer (Dryrot) (g). Gerstlauer left the band in the meantime and was replaced by Roger Grüninger. Hotrod Mayhem completed the line-up with MKS (v) and Andreas Hund on bass.

While Undertow focusses more on melancholic doom metal, Hotrod Mayhem plays an exciting mix that combines thrash metal, punk and hardcore to a brutal groove machine. It sounds like a mix of Pantera, Crowbar and bands like Soulfly. The music sticks directly. Each of the ten songs hits the target, meaning listener, immediately. 

Five of the ten tracks have been released already earlier on the demo of the band from Heidenheim, Gemany. The highlight is for sure the mighty groover "Slaves". The song can make you addictive. It is the enormous power which makes it special. But also the screaming guitars on "Contamination overdose" are a Christmas present for each metal fan.

The new tunes are all on the same high level as the older tunes. The opener "We are at war" is a fast song that sets the tone of voice. Already the scream "We are at war" in the beginning is a cool start into the album and a clear statement too. "Reaktored" instead is reducing pace a bit. It's build on a slow and mean riff that reminded my to Crowbar. Once started to listen to the song there is no escape anymore. Your locked in this 5 minutes metal machine.

The passion for punk shines through in the closer of the album. "Where do you go" is a two minutes bouncer that is simple and to the point. The punk attitude represented by this track fits the band very well.

"We are at war" was recorded in the Studio 141 in Schwäbisch Hall and got a heavy and brutal sound. So all done right here.

The lyrics are also well thought through. Critical and accusingly Hotrod Mayem wrote about relevant current social and political topics. Three of the songs for example take care about the usage and risks of nuclear power plants. 

This album is awesome and Hotrod Mayhem has the potential of becoming at least as big as Undertow. Well done guys. I hope that the album will get a broader recognition. Check it out. For me one of the top 3 debut records in 2014.

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. We are at war
  2. Planet hate
  3. Meltdown
  4. Slaves 
  5. Reaktored
  6. Nuisance
  7. Contermination overdose 
  8. Black rain 
  9. Catch me if you can 
  10. Where do you go 

 

Label: YouTunez.com

Genre: Groove Metal

CD review HOTROD MAYHEM "We are at war"
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