Saturday, 15 October 2011
Review: Madina Lake - World War III
Tracks like Imagineer and Hey Superstar are some of the catchiest rock songs I've heard all year, yet they're so bitter and fueled by rage. It is truly a sign that they've worked with the negativity felt to help enhance their sound to a new sense of depth within their music and it's simply breathtaking. The various electronic elements used in the album in tracks like Fireworks and Across 5 Oceans also manage to carry this feeling of fury along with a sense of relentless
So, World War III can be seen as something of a breath of fresh air amongst the hardcore punk scene. Everything about it is so driven by emotion, be it in Matthew's brooding basslines or the furious melodic punk vocals of Nathan, and yet it's still a fun and enjoyable experience. This album is something of a marvel and shows Madina Lake to be stronger and more passionate than ever.
Madina Lake's World War III is out now via Long Branch Records. The band will tour the UK in November with Chiodos and My Passion.