Skip to main content

REVIEW: Haema - Insurrection EP (Groove Metal, UK)





Experimental industrial groove metal act Haema from Northamptonshire UK formed in 2016 and now they are set to release their debut EP via Sliptrick Records on the 31st October 2017.

First track ‘Eden’ is a scene setter and has a futuristic space feel with a sombre tone, before it all kicks off and is a great introduction to the band’s abrasive electronic groove sound, as it is hard hitting and leaves you wanting more…

‘Free Man’ aptly feels very free spirited in attitude but with a dark atmosphere and is heavier than the opener and a good one to let loose to. They manage to incorporate many influences and sounds into this and the end result is a very strong melodic unique track.

The title track ‘Insurrection’ kicks off in an alarming and dysfunctional fashion and goes on to feature electronic synth groove laden melodies and a striking chorus. This is very rebellious as you would expect from the title and the lyrics featured, such as “they tell us which way to walk, this life is a crime..” and “I want to know if this line I walk is the one I chose or the one I’m taught”.

‘Thirte3n’ has a dark industrial sound with hints of nu-metal with belligerent screams and crazed clean vocals, it has creepy sound effects throughout, with gloomy lines such as “the darkness is taking over you”. This is one of the best songs featured and adds more variety to the EP yet again.

The final song ‘Two Minds’ features stomping riffs and the use of high pitched vocals give this an extra edge and again asserts their distinctive sound, paying homage to different bands and genres, but they ultimately remain unique which they must be commended for as this is hard to achieve.


This debut EP is striking, creative and unique, something which all bands strive for in any release, so Haema should be very proud of what they have produced as this is a seriously strong first offering and it will be exciting to see what they do next.



'Insurrection' is released 31st October via Sliptrick Records

Ahead of the EP launch the band have revealed this promo video:





Comments

Popular posts from this blog

CHELSEA Announce First Batch Of ‘Mission Impossible’ Tour Dates

Punk legends CHELSEA have announced the first set of dates on their ’Mission Impossible‘ tour, starting at the Undercover Festival in Margate on April 14, 2018.

14/04/2018 UK- Margate, Undercover Festival
20/04/2018 UK- Coventry, Arches
21/04/2018 UK- Preston, Continental

16/06/2018 D-Stuttgart, Goldmarks
17/06/2018 CH-Bern, Rössli
18/06/2018 I-Torino, Blah Blah
19/06/2018 I-Bologna, Freakout Club
20/06/2018 I-Milano, Ligera
22/06/2018 CZ-Písek, Podčarou
23/06/2018 CZ-Ostrava, MC Barák
24/06/2018 SK-Kosice, Collosseum
25/06/2018 PL-Warsaw, Poglos
26/06/2018 PL-Wroclaw, D.K. Luksus
27/06/2018 CZ-Teplice, Knak Club
28/06/2018 D-Dresden, Chemiefabrik
29/06/2018 D-Berlin, Cassiopeia
30/06/2018 D-Düsseldorf, The Tube

13/07/2018 UK- Brighton, Prince Albert
14/07/2018 UK- London, Underworld

The bands long awaited and highly anticipated new album ’Mission Impossible‘ was released on Westworld Recordings in October 2017.

Undercover Festival takes place at Dreamland, Margate on April 13 and 14, 2018 and features S…

REVIEW: Bobaflex - Eloquent Demons

Hard Rockers Bobaflex from West Virginian are back to wreak havoc with their eighth album ‘Eloquent Demons’ which is the follow to 2015’s ‘Anything That Moves’, this sees not only their first release through Thermal Entertainment but their first actual label release in a while after the band decided to go independent. They are a very hardworking and tireless band, having extensively toured, and even setting records for this, they certainly don’t do anything by half measures.
The opening intro and title track sounds very appropriately evil, with a creepy intro speech to set the scene whilst we wait for the demons to be fully unleashed…
First proper track ‘I Am Nightmare’ immediately sees heavy dark guitars and melodic group singing, which give it a classic feel with a gritty edge and is possesses a hell of a powerful chorus, not to mention a killer solo – this will be hard to forget.
Keeping the momentum going is ‘Long Time Coming’ which is equally as hard-hitting, with groove ridden and…

REVIEW: Vrona - Impermanence (Prog Metal)

Prog metallers, Vrona released their debut EP 'A Lapse In Time' last year which received positive press and even led to them being compared to the likes of heavyweights Karnivool, TesseracT and Tool, minus the vocals, as in 2016 they were an instrumental act. Now in 2017, they are back, not only with a new two-track release titled 'Impermanence' but they have also unveiled and added an extra dimension to their already massive sound with the introduction of a vocalist Jamie Ball.

The main title track 'Impermanence' is ambient and textured. The vocals are pleasant, captivating and varied which immediately gives them a different feel and layer, proving that adding vocalist Jamie was a wise move. It features soaring and powerful moments throughout. The fact that they now have vocals doesn't overpower the well crafted and intelligible instruments either but only acts as the perfect unison, with both complimenting each other wonderfully. They are all impressive mu…