The Machete – Trial: The Assassination of Acoustic

The Machete are self-proclaimed ‘supercharged instrumental acoustic’ band, that don’t fail to deliver. The last time I stumbled across a band this enthused was when I first heard Symphonic Death Metal and I felt as though I was trapped inside a pinball machine. Even compared to the most raucous of acts, Machete are just on another level.

There are so many undertones to the sound to their latest track Trial, you never where you truly are within the genre mix, but take your pick from the Ska rhythm, the strum of Spanish guitar, the Blues of the bass and the sheer relentlessness of Progressive Rock. With a sound so powerful, the instrumental track leaves little room for vocals. It’s clear that Machete have such a natural talent when it comes to entertainment, the four musicians leave the constraints and genre boundaries of music far behind in their display of vivacious energy that bleeds enthusiasm.

You can check out the official music video to Trial on YouTube now:

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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