Well... I must admit that I only knew Biomechanical by name but I have heard a lot of good things about their debut album “Eight Moons” (2002) and “The Empires of the World” (2005)... so was eager to check them out.
I can only say that I’m stunned. I’m sitting here listening to their brand new album entitled
“Cannibalised” and I can’t seem to get enough of it. It has rarely left my CD-player since I received this promo-CD.
First time I threw this album in my CD-player I was knocked right out of my socks... so I instantly ordered their 2005 release “The Empires of the World” to check them out even further... and it’s also fucking great. - And I only knew them by name??? – Shame on me... shame on me!!!
The promo-CD that I’m holding in my hands contains 10 tracks... 10 awesome tracks with a
splendid production. Crystal clear and powerful. This is... to put it simple... the best Progressive-Extreme-Schizophrenic-Metal album that I’ve ever heard. Just mix bands like Strapping Young Lad, Devin Townsend, Nevermore, Meshuggah, and Judas Priest (because of the Rob Halford-like vocals) with a Death/Thrash Metal band and you have a pretty good idea of the style and sound of Biomechanical.
Every single of the 10 tracks are more than great and I discover new things with every listen.
We get very aggressive drumming, earth shattering guitar runs, kick-ass guitar solos, aggressive
vocals and speed... and I really mean SPEED. This is first class “controlled chaos”... period. Every time I reach the end of this CD... I press play once again... I can listen to “Cannibalised” over and over again. I’m just totally overwhelmed by the force and varied sound of this album, even though it sounds a tad chaotic at times... but it is controlled chaos, as written above. But now you have to excuse me because I have to order their debut album as well.
This album is a MUST BUY for every fan of Extreme Progressive Metal. The only thing that really
annoys me about this promo-CD is that, this is a “Bleeped Promo. 2 times in every track you’re stressed with a high and REALLY annoying tone. DAMN! I do think that the record company, Earache records owes me a clean CD without the annoying tone. LOL!!!
Recommended tracks: All of them!