The band has released E.V.I.L. which is divided into two parts. In 2014 Part 1 was released and according to the band is telling a story about the impact of technology on society and how corrupt society is getting with technology. Part 2 (which we will be talking about in this review) according to the band “is telling a story about a group of people living in the time of two superstates (Nations) having to decide to which of the two superstates they belong (Right or Wrong).”
Before we delve more into the subjects it’s important to note the band is a fairly straightforward alternative band with elements of post-punk and grunge. The vocal melodies are often catchy and the band rocks out which keeps up a steady stream of kinetic energy.
Up first is “Nations” which introduces different elements of the band. A tom heavy beat and the distorted bass give the music an ominous feel but once the guitar comes in they sound more like Rage Against The Machine. During the verse the music is atmospheric as Komorski sings, “It‘s time of no behavior, the last generation of two sides, the last 18 tones of hate, which will you decide?” There is also a bit of an industrial vibe on this song, which felt appropriate.
Up next is “Right or Wrong,” which is a little more palatable and commercially viable. This style felt more aligned with grunge and reminded me of something you may have heard play on the radio in the ‘90s. The lyrics play into the decision between right and wrong. “Consolation” is a guitar heavy song that mostly just rocks out. Waves of white noise from the guitar and the heavy drums support the dynamic vocal performance,
“End Times” was a highlight, which veered away from distorted power chords and favored melodic clean guitar and a driving bass. I especially enjoyed the inventive drumbeat. The aptly titled “Hope” closes the album. They close with a post-rock inspired crescendo that ends things with a bang.
E.V.I.L. (part 2) goes by quickly but is well executed. The band isn't breaking any barriers but does deliver well-crafted songs with creative subject matters.
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