This is Midnight at its prime. It has enough of the blackened punk/speed junkie mix with a dose more of musicianship, and blackened undertones.
Enjoy Hayduke’s Top 50 of 2021 list.
In Transmission is perhaps the most immediate album I’ve heard all year. I feel like I’m front row at a show and only years spent developing self control have saved my couch from being turned into kindling in a living room mosh session.
They know what they’re doing, and they are executing their craft in the most passionate of ways.
That was how things rolled back in the day folks, along with a lot of tape trading, pen pals and obscure handwritten zines that would be distributed by the most strange ways…
…strap in and listen up as Hayduke X (MoshPitNation), VUK (The Metal Wanderlust), ProgCaveOgier (The Metal Wanderlust), Gos (Black Metal Daily, MoshPitNation, Order ov the Black Arts) and Dex (Black Metal Daily) perform a surgically precise track-by-track dissection and give this apocalyptic beast the attention it deserves… for we have entered the age of ENDARKENMENT.
If anything, look at Rockworld as an enjoyable primer for the next Riot V record. Mark Reale (R.I.P.) would be proud.
an authentic and powerful feeling which allows for the 11 skilfully crafted tracks to develop their own personality.
straight-forward, groove-based thrash with occasional bursts of pummeling speed
veritable prog-metal all-star team weaves spellbinding soundscapes throughout