January 03 – Review by Jan Vervaeke – HAMPERED – ASYLUM (Dooweet Records)

This album takes you by the throat from the beginning to end. Melodic (and diverse) metalcore infused with Modern Groovy Thrash, Alternative Metal & more. All great songs, some that seems better than the rest, to me, are : opener “I’m Alive”, “In My Jail”; YT : https://youtu.be/chdzjbI_jNs  “Conspiracy Theory”, “Each Other”, …

The different vocal (styles) work brilliantly well, songs are built excellently, well thought constructions, amazing and catchy riffs. A lot of variation, which is often not the case in metalcore, but here it is omnipresent!! Only negative comment I can give is, I didn’t like the intro’s, not because it’s in French – I speak French as strong as my own language – but they break a bit the dynamic in this splendid debut album of this band from Toulon (France).

Probably the band decided to do these intros, to tell the story of a concept that links the different album songs, which deals about cult movies such as “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” & more. READ MORE…