Mannequin are a recently formed extreme metal duo from the North-East of England, consisting of Benjó James (vocals) and Jack Wilson (guitars) who manage to create a hell of a loud high impact sound!..
'Harpy Doll' taken from their first EP 'From January to Funeral March' is quite something, largely sounding bleak, dark and brutal but with glimpses of hope, shown through the melodic flurries, which strike hard, especially as it's unexpected, but works wonderfully in this brutal relentless track! You are bombarded and astounded throughout this epic seven minute masterpiece, with its fast thrash instruments, gothic creepy undertones, and cunning devious lyrics, which are delivered and match the sound of the song superbly with brilliant extreme vocals from Benjó. Benjó's vocals are made all the more impressive by the fact that he remains audible and understandable still even when screaming, which can be a struggle sometimes within this genre. By the end of the song you are left almost speechless with what you have witnessed, but in a good sense, as it feels wonderfully weird and strange!
This creative brooding pair are very talented at what they do, as well as the overall production of the song, and have managed to create a deliciously dark innovative sound, which will certainly make them stand out from the crowd! This song embraces their essence and I for one have been drawn in and I'm eager to hear more of their extreme dark metal infused with dark gothic vibes! Luckily we won't have to wait long as their new EP, 'Science (cruci)Fiction' is out this week!
Listen to 'Harpy Doll' Now!https://soundcloud.com/mannequin-6/harpy-doll1