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Sonar Red is quite scintillating on the mighty survival anthem ‘Asleep at the Wheel’

Taken off their explosive 12-track release called ‘Nonunion‘, Sonar Red urges us all to wake up from that sleep-filled slumber that could destroy humankind if we don’t switch on now while we are ‘Asleep at the Wheel‘.

Sonar Red is a UK-based alt-rock/post-industrial duo who make the type of genre-bending soundscapes that feel so brilliantly cinematic at each turn.

Sounding akin to A Perfect Circle, Muse and Radiohead; expect hard edged rock and electronica sitting alongside subtle, emotive and beautiful melodies.” ~ Sonar Red

With a quite striking single that needs to be heard far and wide, Sonar Red urges us to stop trying to seal the cracks and to reach out if help is needed. Showing that it’s okay to feel vulnerable in this crash-like world, this is an absolute gem of a song to give us some real clarity in a cloudy universe packed with evil paths that can lead you from your happy place..

Nonunion is the embodiment of the band’s year long creative process and represents the band’s unashamedly intense response to the experiences of our time; an existential exploration of crisis, disintegration, vulnerability and what it is to weather the storm.” ~ Sonar Red

Asleep at the Wheel‘ from UK-based alt-rock/post-industrial duo Sonar Red might be one of the underrated releases so far in 2022. This impressive band is at their educational best and thunder in with barraging riffs that are never too much to handle. Crammed with quality and featuring superb vocals that might shake your earlobes alive, this is a magnificent song that has so much glorious energy wrapped inside for us to ponder.

With a stunning surge of soul-healing brilliance that seems to gather pace throughout and lift you away from the poisonous infestation that is currently devastating the innocent world, this is a reminder that music really can change your perspective.

Hear this new single on Spotify and check out the IG page for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

The Drood protested the idiomatically sentimental in their post-industrial single, Psychic Institute

Denver Colorado’s most mindfully experimental duo, The Drood, have unleashed their latest single, Psychic Institute, which is a little dancier than the last time we heard the psychedelically inclined post-industrial mystics, but it more than hits the existential spot.

Lyrically, Psychic Institute derides the innate human tendency to sentimentalize everything while the vocals pay homage to one of The Drood’s main influences, Gary Numan and the glitchy, robotically hook-filled instrumentals ensure that your rhythmic pulses are well entwined with the cathartic furore.

Dark and dystopic music is one thing; bringing a sense of subversive spirituality to it that speaks to the soul is another thing entirely. I never thought that anyone would share the same visceral reaction to vapid sentimentality, but with the mindful scepticism and philosophised despair, the Drood is an intellectual cut above the rest.

We may not have seen Psychic Institute coming, but now that it is here, we’re endlessly gratified for the escapism it offers. If you aurally follow any artist through the impending apocalypse, make it the Drood.

Here’s what The Drood had to say on their latest release:

“We didn’t set out with the intention to write a dance song, but that’s what came out! Psychic Institute unintentionally evolved into an homage to the industrial music which shaped our musical proclivities. The lyrical message, if any, is a cautionary tale about the emptiness and transparency of foolish sentimentality.”

Check out the official music video for Psychic Institute via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Elitefitrea – Too Late: Caustically Indulgent Post-Industrial Rock

Post-Industrial fans will definitely want to prick up their ears for the latest release from up and coming Denver-based artist Elitefitrea.

Ministry are great and everything, but we’ve already heard thousands of assimilations of their sound. So thankfully Elitefitrea stamped down their own atmospherically captivating style in their debut album “Lethe”.

While each track is as caustically indulgent as the last, the perfect introduction to Elitefitrea is undoubtedly “Too Late”.

With elements of Hard Rock intertwining with harsh Industrial Electronica, you’ll be able to soak up the virtuosity of the soaring guitar riffs while the entrancing electronic instrumentals ensure that there’s a danceable arrestive rhythm to keep hooked into.

And with vocals which are sure to appease fans of Godsmack, Fear Factory, Nine Inch Nails, and Alice in Chains alike, it’s hard to imagine any faction of the alternative community who wouldn’t want Too Late on their playlists.

You can check out Elitefitrea’s single Too Late for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast