Maximum Strength-Quantified Self review by Mark Jenkins. FFO: Moody, deep death industrial glory!!!.
Maximum Strength-Quantified Self review. FFO: Moody, deep- industrial glory!!!.
We review a fair spread of genres here. Still, me-as in Mark is really deep into cathartic, borderline insane dark explorations of audio that push boundaries-hence I am 100% devoted to Napalm Death, Amenra, Acacia Strain and Godflesh, etc. Maximum Strength, hailing from Washington state delivers all these vibes, plus murky pastiches of old-school industrial gods like Neubauten and Skinny Puppy in a most glorious way. It is totally dark and depressive as fuck. AND EVERY SECOND IS UTTERLY GLORIOUS. THIS IS SHIT YOU WIG OUT TO IN THE DARK TO.
THIS DEFINES EPIC MUSIC!!!
I really adore the spiel or manifesto of this band:
Music is a drug. A technology of consciousness alteration.
Maximum Strength is an exploration of the ways sound can be used to alter consciousness. Always changing, every working is an experiment.
Hallelujah and praise to people that are passionate devotees to music, not fake arse lame rock stars.
The seven tracks here are maddened, doomy, synthy heavy as hell industrial soundscapes of grim beauty. Overture is the synthy, dark opener-wow this has amazing production as everything sings out so perfectly, and the balance of noise and melody is glorious-this could be on any movie soundtrack, an incredible start.
Inside You Are Two Wolves is next, the interplay between the beats and the filthy keys is wild. Then the very black metal vocals kick in to move things from darkwave to more defiled audio warfare. The background drums hook you, but the intricate layers to this track (and many others to be honest) absolutely keep your interest high. Across this release are strong eerie sentiments that drop into industrial, darkwave, sludge and various forms of black metal.
As I said at the start, this type of release is the clear difference between people releasing music as a matter of fact versus true artists who drip their fucking soul into a project.
SUPPORT THIS BAND HARD, THEY ARE INCREDIBLE!!!