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Terror Garden - Karma & Chaos

Terror Garen
Karma & Chaos
by Craig Rider at 29 September 2019, 6:07 AM

Metal maniacs, rejoice! I am proud to present to you: TERROR GARDEN; unsigned/independent, hailing from the United States of America - performing Hard Rock/Metal, on their 2nd album entitled: "Karma & Chaos" (released May 25th, 2018).

Since their inception in 2010; the quintet in question have released their debut album entitled "Specimen Cup" on October 12th, 2015 & this here sophomoric unleashing entitled: "Karma & Chaos" which I am introduced to. 8 tracks ranging at around 32:28; TERROR GARDEN arrange an intricately designed formula of heavy-hitting Hard Rock/Metal amalgamations. "Selfie Queen" begins the record; conveying amplified adrenaline, boistrously bouncy crunchiness & a frolicking barrage of chugging grooves fuelled with flamboyantly concrete gnarliness. Implementing a humorous element of comedic conceptions of a modernized lifestyle from a social media maniac, embellishing on concrete grit & experimental versatility that ultilizes uniquely vehement songwriting technicalities.

Consisting of Paul Terror on lead vocals; the frontman demonstrates a clean flair of rawly rough pipes, high-pitched lungs of meticulous manifestion & screaming snappiness. "Reality Check" quintessentially quakes with momentous quirks that primitively packs a punchy ramification to it, Johnny Wildchild on guitar/vocals distributes a blistering fretwork of complexly dynamic riffs with seamlessly sonic solos that thunder with profusely robust substance & organic variety. Mike de Gruchy also on guitars/vocals rivets with relentless subtlety; songs like "Deep" showcase catchy embodiments of hasty hooks, monstrously meaty nimbleness & rapidly swift solidities. Crafting consistently frantic foundations of borderline harmonic finesse, thick rhythms & rambunctiously potent vibrancy.

Powerhouse drummer Gee batters & hammers his set with virtuosic distinction; diligently engaged on detailed forges of immersive jumpiness, "One More Line" juxtaposes rip-roaring shreds with straightforward tradition. Trailblazed with old-school sounding tempos transistioned with razor-sharp stability, and an adroitly creative combustion of lacerating orchestration while the lyrical knack mentions the uncertainty of addictions & drug related uses - uniting a wailing soundscape of 80s-esquire influences, as audible bassist Tony Cianciotto pulsates with venomous pursuits of throbbing thumps & stompy precision. "Put Me On The Guestlist" captivates with more memorable dexterity, culminated with distinguished contrast and excelling executions - telling the story of every gig goer, reminds me of myself!

"Emotionless" captures aforementioned characteristics; compiling anthemic chaos describing a rocking metalhead's typical lifestyle, revolved with hybrid dimensions & ballad-esquire moods that's like a noticeably sombre slab of tension - an appealling yet striking track. The penultimate song: "Out Of My Head" brings acoustic sublimity to the mix; merging upbeat progressions, while trading melancholic styles with weighty musicianship & wildly rushing mayhem - a fun and diverse belter for sure. Overall concluding "Karma & Chaos" with the epic finale: "Shut Up And Buy Me A Drink"; in which portrays the persevering drama everyone has to endure on certain nights out, I am compelled to say that TERROR GARDEN certainly outdone themselves here - a full-throttle slab of salubriously zestful subjugation and biligerence.

Bottom line; TERROR GARDEN has a lot of constructively elegant enjoyability, and are definitely worth the listen. "Karma & Chaos" is exactly what it says on the tin… an entertaining experience - check it out.

Songwriting: 8
Memorability: 8
Originality: 8
Sound Production: 7

4 Star Rating

Tracklist:
1. Selfie Queen
2. Reality Check
3. Deep
4. One More Line
5. Put Me On The Guestlist
6. Emotionless
7. Out Of My Head
8. Shut Up And Buy Me A Drink
Lineup:
Paul Terror - Lead Vocals
Johnny Wildchild - Guitar/Vocals
Gee - Drums
Tony Cianciotto - Bass/Vocals (since April 2014)
Mike de Gruchy - Guitar/Vocals (since February 2017)
Record Label: Independent
     


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Edited 20 November 2019
 

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