EBM, Electronic, Experimental, Metal

PETBRICK – Liminal (Review)

Genre:Drum and Bass, Metal, Hardcore
Release Date:23th of September, 2022
Released viaNeurot Recordings / Rocket Recordings
Cover ArtworkNeurot Recordings / Rocket Recordings

Genre-Mash-Ups are a thing that can go either way: two genres stand next to each other (metaphorically speaking) and each does their thing or those two genres go hand in hand and elevate their goal (create art) to a higher level.

PETBRICK (Wayne Adams and Iggor Cavalera) is definitive the latter one. Liminal seemlessly blends Drum’n’Bass, harsh guitars and sometimes even Hardcore vocals into one astounding mix. But this small list of genres doesn’t grasp even slightly what is going on on this album.

Four of the ten tracks feature guest-vocals and as diverse these features are, as diverse is this album. “Lysergic Aura” starts as something I would have expected on a Prodigy album around the end of the 90s combining Hip-Hop vocals by Lord Goat & Truck Jewelz and ending as a pounding Jungle anthem. Tracks like “Primer” or “Ayan” would be perfect anthems for any black-light induced club night.

Grind you Dull” features Converge front man Jacob Bannon on vocals. I never knew I needed Bannon’s intensity amplified by computer-power. This sort of reminds me a little bit of Genghis Tron around their Board Up the House phase. Considering the fact, that PETBRICK tour Europe together with Converge later this year, my hopes are pretty high that this track will be a part of the setlist.

Distorted Peace” (featuring Paula Rebellato) is an 6 minute electric Sludge slow-motion mass followed by yet another illustrious guest: Steve van Till from the almighty Neurosis. Almost like an elegy this album ends with only van Till‘s voice a calm synth accompanying it.

Liminal is a great, genre-bending album. Any fan of bands like the Prodigy or heavy bass enthusiasts must risk an ear here.

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