Monday, 7 December 2015

Beast Modulus - "Beast Modulus" EP (Review)

By: Hunter Young

Album Type: EP
Date Released: 26/5/2015
Label: Independent



What is endemic of the record is that it’s so damn hard to describe, but once you hear it, you get it, with no two tracks following the same path, Beast Modulus, are like the coolest, rarest 80s Transformer EVER, The production is awesome, pacing is well established, and Beast Modulus don't really let up on your throat once they get going. 


‘Beast Modulus’ DD track listing:

1). Cowboy Caligula
2). WaSaBi!
3). Fabulous
4). Tyranny of Numbers
5). Kalashnikov
6). Killing Champion

The Review:

Coming so close to so many genres that I can't even begin to define it, the self-titled monster by Beast Modulus lumbers through the place swinging huge fists of prog, under a bed rock of groove laden math core.

Beast Modulus” immediately comes swinging out of the gates, the song “Cowboy Caligula” displays a whole lot of their ability during its opening refrain and what they do, they do very well, splicing angular prog into their delivery whilst shouting full on in our faces.  What is endemic of the record is that it’s so damn hard to describe, but once you hear it, you get it, with no two tracks following the same path, Beast Modulus, are like the coolest, rarest 80s Transformer EVER,

Unlike several other bands have done, the album does not want to keep delivering the same old same old. “Tyranny of Numbers” for example has a really cool, crunchy guitar lead just come in from nowhere, set against a more chilled noodling intro to help us unclench our fists from the first half of the album.  It then bleeds into the much proggier “Kalashnikov” which honestly shreds faces pretty nicely. “Killing Champion” really mashes up lots of what we have heard come before it and just hammers at our ears like it owns our mortgage. Its wonderful stuff

The production is awesome, pacing is well established, and Beast Modulus don't really let up on your throat once they get going, making this a really good barn burner of an album, and a really cool find in the pile of muck that inevitably crawls through the inbox. Out now, and waiting for you to find it a loving home, check out “Beast Modulus”


‘Beast Modulus’ is available here

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