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Magoa - Topsy Turvydom

Topsy Turvydom
by Katarzyna Zakolska at 14 November 2013, 3:52 PM

MAGOA is band from Ermont, Ile-de-France. Their music is connecting of Industrial Metal, Metalcore, Nu Metal, Rock N’ Roll and Electronic Rock / Metal. In 2012 they have released EP “Animal” and here and now they release their debut, “Topsy Turvydom”.

The opening number, “Ailleurs”, quite easily asserts the band’s direction, chunky heavy, yet melodic, riffs of a modernized nature with a rhythm section that is ever versatile with a surge of electronic power and shrieking vocals. Possibly one of the most interesting pieces I heard from these guys. “Wall Of The Damned” continues the band’s pattern, but with melodic Rock vibe. My number one is “Betraying Grace”, the album’s single, makes its introduction with electronic sampling and playing, it felt like SLIPKNOT, then it escalates to a heavily distorted rhythms followed by screamo vocals that might remind of Phil Anselmo (PANTERA). Quite a memorable tune. “Broken Record” is a loud melodic stomper, all of things happen within when it comes to various Metal directions, including a fine PAPA ROACH signature cramped with Black Metal infusion. “Party Time” is an Electro sensation with melodic singing along the chorus. I would also recommend on: “Max Bet” a fast modern Metal exciter, “Eat You Alive” as the Industrial Metal extravagance, “Estamos Locos” coming as the screamo frenzy and finally, “Forgotten Saints” as yet another contemporary piece of machinery which sounds like mix of MARYLIN MANSON, PRODIGY and RAMMSTEIN.

I found this album to be a fairly passionate release with a lot of vigor and developed musicianship. Fans of SLIPKNOT, PANTERA, FEAR FACTORY, LAMB OF GOD or RAMMSTEIN will have their mouth full over this one. However, I would suggest that everyone will have a go at it.

4 Star Rating

1. Ailleurs
2. Wall Of The Damned
3. Max Bet
4. Betraying Grace
5. Party Time
6. Eat You Alive
7. Estamos Locos
8. Broken Record
9. Forgotten Saints
10. There Is No Tomorrow
Cyd - Vocals
Martin - Drums
Vince - Guitar
David - Guitar
Swammer - Bass
Record Label: Klonosphere / Season Of Mist


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