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PYJAMA PLANET “THE PRELUDE”

There is something inherently fun about Pyjama Planet; the brainchild of multi talented musical mastermind and guitar shredder Mark Pyjama.

Here is a musical entity in which creative juices and the imagination run rampant. “The Prelude” is a stunning and scintillating slab of utterly smoldering musical dexterity and instrumentation that incinerates solar systems with its staggering, propulsive rhythms, mammoth staccato riffs, blistering drums and lead guitar histrionics.

Featuring, alongside the inimitable Mark Pyjama himself, the honorable Kris Xenopoulos of Vulvodynia providing blistering lead guitar, the bludgeoning bass onslaught of Luke Otto and the ferocious drumming of Gareth Lloyd, “The Prelude”, the first single off Pyjama Planets upcoming 3rd album “Madjenta” sears the synaptic chasms with an almost effortless verve and sparkling vibrancy.

Beginning with a lilting piano intro this freakishly fantastical track morphs into a symphonic piece of Progressive Metal that traverses a galactic morass of deliciously convoluted riffs, rhythms and face melting guitar gymnastics that forges ahead like a firey comet in the milky way, leaving a trail of ether in its wake. Herein stomping Djent inspired- Meshuggah like rhythms meet Rings Of Saturn technical acumen and Necrophagist grandiosity in a manner that will leave you gobsmacked and discombobulated in the most despicable and delicious fashion. At six minutes and forty seconds this seamless and streamlined track, one gleaming with a crystalline production, is such a fun ditty that it passes by with rapidity. That friends, is the value of great music.

Strap in and enjoy the journey of “The Prelude” as you traverse a cosmos of sonic pleasure.

-Asher Locketz-

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KYPHOSIS -“BLIND”

KYPHOSIS create ferocious Metalcore fraught with skull crushing rhythms, corrosive riffs and seething vocals. Prepare to be pummeled into submission by this bands savage, palpably angry and passionate Metalcore.

“Blind” is a vitriolic admonishment of societal constraints and the herd like mentality thereof. The sonic equivalent to bare knuckle brawling with all the bloodshed that most violent sport entails!

If breakdowns, staccato riffs that heave with menace and bone shattering drumming sound like they might appeal to your sensibilities then do yourself a favor and check out these guys posthaste.

-Asher Locketz-

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CHAOS DOCTRINE – new track “FATHER GRIGORI”

I have been salivating at the prospect of wrapping my ravaged eardrums around the newest track by Johannesburg based wrecking crew Chaos Doctrine for some time now!

Hot Damn! After having given it repeated listens I have emerged from its sulphur drenched sonic depths floored and in awe.

Featuring in their ranks members of legendary South African Metal covens such as Sacraphyx and Malachi, Chaos Doctrine are renowned for unleashing music of the most vitriolic nature whilst drawing upon the darker depths of the human condition in a harrowing fashion.

“Father Grigori” is a case in point. This feverish and furious track begins in a ominous, haunting manner where reverb drenched guitars, ambient textures and atmospheric layering insidiously converge. The initial magnetic undertone then gives way to a explosive frenzy of ferocity that is built upon a bedrock of blistering drumming, tightly wound thrash infused riffs and scathing vocals. Industrial overtones and pummeling instrumentation continue to collide alongside a guitar solo that would make Trey Azagthoth (Morbid Angel) blush. After said savagery “Father Grigori” then settles back into a malicious stupor; unleashing us from its searing stranglehold.

All in all an immaculate taster of an upcoming album that promises to be majestic especially if this track is anything to go by. Executed with precision and stellar instrumental prowess evoking notable bands such as Fear Factory, Slayer and The Amenta. I have no doubt that the sadistic and darkly fascinating Russian Monk upon which this track is based is dancing in the underworld with a gleeful smirk upon his rotting visage.

-Asher Locketz-