Czech newcomers MISFOLDED have not one, but two female vocalists – reason enough to give the band a listen and then be impressed, because the band’s music is brutally good.
As the title says, MISFOLDED are permanently in motion.
According to the MISFOLDED‘s description of their debut album, the concept that names their album shapes not only its music but also the band itselft:
“That is a concept we can closely relate to, as we really enjoy changes in our music with slow melodic interludes and heavy parts shading into each other. Dynamics plays a very important role in our arrangements and songwriting.
We also think that Restless Continuum characterizes the band itself. After three years of existence, we have to admit we spent quite some time searching for the genre which would be most enjoyable for us”
Well, the search for their own sound has surely paid off. The most notorious are the Hardcore influences, that give the music a strong dynamism pushing the listener to bang their head! Frontwomen Jana Oltová and Jana Kopecká are the cherries on top of a very well structured metal sundae. The two Janas founded the band in 2013 and have surrounded themselves with very precise and technically versed musicians, consolidating a talented sextet with an original sound.
Hard and heavy and hard to describe.
The Czech band sounds faintly of LAMB OF GOD and KITTIE with full on growls and screams and very little clean singing. There are not many bands that impress me like this, while having no clean vocals at all – so this is a good one. The strong and defined riffs are precisely accentuated by the drums, with a wide variety of rhythms and melodies. With the lack of keyboards, the guitars and bass, as well as the drums are in charge of making the music melodic – and they do a hell of a job. The vocals add a raw quality to the whole sound, balancing out the melodic side and making it all more “metal”.
Absolute highlights of the album are the opener ‘Unbearable’, the fast-paced ‘Obsessions’ and the shredding ‘Social Blindness’ – but the album is worth listening to in its entirety. Give MISFOLDED a chance to punch your gut with power and pleasure!
MISFOLDED – “Restless Continuum” Tracklist:
- Social Blindness
- Silence Broken
- Death of Anticipation
- Hysteria of Lost Integrity
- Polka (Bonus Track)
You can listen to the album and buy it on MISFOLDED‘s Bandcamp.
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