Monday, July 13, 2015

BIOSCRAPE: "Psychologram"

Rating: RR
Label: OverDubRec. 2015
Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom

Bioscrape, the Italian quartet are on a secret mission to destroy all humans with Psychologram. Intense, powerful, hardly groundbreaking, but those who align themselves with satanic noise and extremely harsh growls from the underground should give this a try. At first I can't help thinking this would be superb stuff if not for vocalist/growler "J" as he ruined an otherwise great metal album.

However, you might just learn to appreciate this more after a couple of days though as it got better with each spin, up to a certain point of course, don't be a smart ass and give me the 'perhaps you should spin it a couple of more times' remark. They have a great Prong meet Tool styled-groove going on at eleven and there's plenty of complex time and tempo changes, gang background vocals, and power riffing. I wish they could include more clean vocal singing next time though as it's tiresome in the long run to hear "J" spit and growl like a rabid dog on acid.

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