Starting with a melodic rock prelude, Mission Undertaken is a masterfully progressive exhibition of Nick Campbell’s ability to construct an immersive instrumental rock track. Mission Undertaken drives through tension-fraught build-ups and monolithic breakdowns to put you psychologically at the centre of his world-building doomy lead guitar work and the arrestive furore of his buzzsaw riffs.
Much more than just a technically talented instrumentalist, Nick Campbell is clearly also gifted when constructing an atmosphere that you will want to get lost in time and time again. Mission Undertaken is somewhat of a departure from the rest of his electronically composed works but whatever sonic tools are at hand, he’s deftly fluent in speaking to the rhythmic senses.
Mission Undertaken is available to stream on YouTube.
Review by Amelia Vandergast