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On disc: Neorhythm

Zetetic - Claudia Ehrhardt - 7 stars


(self-released - 2018)

Neorhythm is a new band and the info which came along with the promo files is...

....The origin story of Neorhythm as told by the cosmic metal duo, is an intriguing one, to say the least:

"On a distant planet in the constellation E61,3 (which we call Neuw ourselves), two renegade traitors of interstellar spaces from the red subrace of Nameless decided to penetrate the Virgo Supercluster. It happened on the earthly calendar in the year 1703. For more than 300 years our spaceship plowed through the galaxy until it came across the Milky Way to the bright yellow dwarf G2V, which you call Sol.

A strong stream of stellar wind carried us to the orbit of planet Earth, where as a result of a breakdown of one of the plasma engines we were forced to land in the geographic terrestrial region of Lapland, in a barren taiga. Since we needed help, we sent encrypted sound signals to all regions of the universe, as well as to the top leaders of the human Terra planet, to provide us with technological support. Our signals, converted into musical scales, were intercepted by the developed radio frequencies of earthlings, and you can now listen to them in the form that you call songs." ....

Okay, let's talk about music now!

Molton Mind is kicking off the album, heavy riffs and aggressive shouts is what you get, all spiced up with unusual sounds and some growls. Breaks lead into short passages of minimalistic sounds, they still offer a dash of melody. Next in line - Second Chance. A heavy bass groove, powerful riffs and growls once again combine aggressiveness with melodic elements.

For Golden Mean they stay on the chosen path, but speed up a bit. Get an idea about Neorhythm and this song here:

At Dark Matter the guitar play get's a chance to break free from the genre corset and shows the guitarists talent. At Philia List they surprise the listener with a slow passage with whispered words, just to head into a part with disharmonic guitar parts.

Check out Matrix Sleep!

All well done, but the songs are too much alike, at least for me. But this is their debut and self-released, so give them a chance and head over to their Bandcamp site!

7 stars

Claudia Ehrhardt


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