Easily a band on their own unique trajectory right now, Ukraine’s Vovkulaka bring through a fuzz-thick electronic-rock sound, loaded with distortion, gravel, passion, yet plenty of anthem-like moments of melody and memorable chants.
This doesn’t feel like a cover, it feels like original work. This ability to storm at speed along the line between heavy metal and electronic experimentation is rarely showcased to such an impressive degree.
AMEL D whispers truthfully, then screams out on our behalf as this heavy and awakening hook kicks into gear.
Creatively fusing the heavy hit of metal with the experimental nature of alternative EDM, Feed The Weird drives with a decidedly cinematic style on this album – one that feels immediately well-suited to the Mad Max or Dark Sci-Fi corners of entertainment.
The dynamics of Stuck in the Way move between tribal boisterousness to unexpected percussion effects to wah-wah guitar phrasing to tightly syncopated vocals and siren pedal guitar notes… it’s a rich portrait that The Unbroken are painting and it’s safe to say that there’s never a dull moment.
What you have here is a mash-up of traditional and modern electric instruments that looks risky on paper but sounds great in practice. I’m put in mind of the solo albums by ex-Marillion frontman, Fish, around the time of his Internal Exile album. I wasn’t sure what to expect coming to this fresh, but the accomplishment is undeniable.
Celebrating all manner of aspects from gratitude to relationships to overcoming or learning from mistakes, this EP in full showcases a talented and versatile artist and songwriter, as well as offers a playlist that’s beautifully heartfelt, eclectic, and deeply human.
Rush, Queen, Guns’n’Roses, Led Zep, Van Halen – their spirits have sneaked into a studio and put together Misty Mound under the banner of West of Corey!
The whole effect is something of a whirlwind of punky energy. It sounds like a band thoroughly enjoying itself. It’s an effervescent track that’s still fizzing even when the last crash fades out…
A brilliant new release, a melodically addictive and energizing soundscape and performance, paying tribute to Skunk Anansie as much as classic driving anthems and even alternative blues rock and roll. The Merrin sound is something of its own right now.
Nobody creates in the way that Seth Angerer does, and certainly not to this degree of professionalism. His creative flair runs wild yet still the stunning musicianship and sound design works hard to impress and captivate right the way through.
High energy rockers Skinner’s Lane kindly sat down for an interview following their live show at this year’s Funk In The Forest Festival. Awesome band and a pleasure to chat with.