Left For Red – Human Complex

Human Complex Cover

Left For Red – Human Complex
FATangel Records
Release Date: 06/04/2019
Running Time: 56:35
Review by ‘Dark Juan’
8/10

Greetings and salutations, my fiendish hordes! Hopefully you have all been following my true word and way and destroying effigies of Christ and defiling His house in unspeakable and indecent ways. If you haven’t, then I hope you have enjoyed a sumptuous Sunday lunch and are now struggling to stay awake because of the rigours of digestion… I myself have opted to cock a snook at the so called day of rest and have been busy painting stuff, inventing a quite astonishing breakfast food involving lashings of chipotle chillies and vegetarian bacon and am now drinking beer and experiencing the stylings of Black Country metallers Left For Red. This bunch of remarkably hirsute and impeccably coiffed gentlemen have been playing together for 10 years and I am casting a slightly drunken eye over their latest offering, “Human Complex”.

“For fans of Tool, Deftones, Iron Maiden, Pantera and Rage Against The Machine.” This is how the band describe themselves. I disagree somewhat. But this is not a bad thing. I don’t hear too much RATM in their sound. Instead I hear quite a lot of Mastodon in some of their musical arrangements, especially in the twin guitar lines and the backing vocals. Opening track ‘Dancing With Misery’ opens with some perfectly apt miserable, minor guitar chords before opening out into the kind of melodic metal I was not expecting, which I must admit is a welcome and refreshing change from the roaring speed of much modern metal. There’s a lot to be said for melody and allowing the music you play to breathe and become an organic thing. It is a fine tune. Also, and this is another thing to LFR’s credit, there is a concept behind “Human Complex” and its songs. The record focuses on different emotions and also on how negative metal health can change your decision making ability. Now, believe it or not, but Dark Juan struggles with issues of brain chemistry and other disorders of personality (difficult to believe, I know, what with my jocularity and general sunny demeanour when defiling virgins and their mothers, daubing atheistic/ Satanic slogans on church altars, or repeatedly making Mrs. Dark Juan’s life a misery by variously ruining furniture/ underwear/ curtains or all of the above with excitement when I review a new record) and to have a band tackle the issue head on is a GREAT fucking thing and earns them some bonus points for being dudes and understanding about it all, man.

The music on offer is intriguing. It is a kind of cross between Maiden, Deftones and Mastodon and makes for a most interesting listen although in my opinion the lead vocal is too high in the mix. The guitar and bass work is very groovy indeed and has occasioned me to have a response that has caused my underpants elastic to snap and catapult them across the room to land on Hodgson The Incredible Canine Fart Machine’s head, to his chagrin and probable disgust, considering the look I’m currently getting off him. The drums are difficult to hear at times as they are buried at the back of the production and the general balance of the sound is just a bit off, which is a shame as the music is fucking well written, exciting and interesting. LC’s voice is also of interest as it is a mix of various Mastodon singers (I know I keep coming back to them but it’s true, I hear a lot of them in Left For Red) and Klaus Meine of German trad metallers Scorpions. I SOOOOOOOOOOO want to hear Left For Red cover Rock You Like A Hurricane! That would cause me to instantly suffer trouser area explosions of joy and increase my laundry bill exponentially. As far as this album and the music goes though, my favourite tracks are ‘Switchblade Romance’ with very Deftonesy, almost hip hop vibes at points, ‘The Circus’, which is a hairy fucking beast of a track going straight for your throat (it’s about the horrors of social media and how life is distorted through it) with fangs dripping venom and your imminent murder on its mind. I really like ‘Leech’ as well, which has a more muscular sound than my other favourites. ‘Leech’ makes me want to go and do animal, shocking things to attractive ladies so I hope it doesn’t come on at any clubs I’m at. That could make my evening not go quite the way I planned.

So, then, I like Left For Red. “Human Complex” is a very good album that’s going to take many listening to get the full measure of, but I have problems with the production on it, the occasional dodgy note and the fact I feel that there is a LOT more to come from LFR and this record is just a stepping stone to what they are truly capable of. If they reach their full potential, they could be a gigantic, heavily armed metal colossus with a very uncertain temper. We should all support them by buying their shit, boys and girls. This is top class British metal and I want more of it.

The Patented Dark Juan Blood Splat Rating System is feeling all patriotic and shit and flying a union jack from the garden shed. Next to the skull and crossbones. I award Left For Red 8/10 for a damned good record that has caused distress to one of my dogs and given me underwear trauma. Fine work, gentlemen. Fine work. And I managed to get through the entire review without calling you yam yams once! Oh, wait… Fuck.

TRACKLISTING:
01. Dancing With Misery
02. Switchblade Romance
03. Slaves To Causality
04. Leech
05. The Circus
06. Hand Of God
07. The Storm
08. Journey Within
09. Tame The Tides
10. Sunrise, Bring Serenity

LINKS:
https://www.facebook.com/leftforreduk/

https://www.instagram.com/leftforredband/


https://www.youtube.com/user/TheLeftforred/videos

 

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Master Charger Release New Music Video ‘One For Sorrow’ Premiered On Ever Metal!

One For Sorrow EP Artwork

Master Charger Release New Music Video ‘One For Sorrow’ Premiered On Ever Metal!
Master Charger – ‘One For Sorrow’ Single/Video
Release Date 13/08/2018

In May 2018 Left For Red and Master Charger announced that they will be releasing a split vinyl, which will include two previously unreleased Left For Red tracks and two previously unreleased Master Charger tracks. In order to promote the upcoming release Master Charger have released their brand new music video for the title track of their side of the vinyl ‘One For Sorrow’ and it is exclusively, and proudly, premiered today on Ever Metal!

Master Charger – One For Sorrow (Video Link)

Master Charger!
Hailing from the blackest heart of Nottinghamshire three-piece Rock / Doom, Sludge Metal outfit Master Charger formed in 2006 from the ashes of previous semi successful bands. Master Charger have since played live across the UK, touring and playing festivals to large audiences and building up their fan base. At the latter end of 2017, Master Charger signed to FATangel Management and are set to release their “One For Sorrow” EP in 2018 under FATangel Records. This will see the band return to their original form but with an even heavier sound than before. The band will continue to bludgeon people live with their primitive thick wall of riffs and thunderous rhythm section as they continue to play more dates across the UK including a few more festival appearances.
One For Sorrow was recorded, mixed and mastered by Mike Ranzetta of The Minotaur’s Lair and the music video was directed and edited by Jay Hillyer of Jay H Filmmaker.

A quote from John James, lead singer and guitarist of Master Charger:
“Master Charger are chuffed to bring you our new video for our brand new single entitled ‘One For Sorrow’ and we are absolutely thrilled how it turned out. It’s huge thanks to Jay Hillyer and all involved who made the video what it is. One For Sorrow combines both doom laden riffs mixed with groove which also captures our thick sludgy raw live sound! Hope y’all enjoy this beast!!”

One For Sorrow is taken from the split vinyl with Left for Red which is due for release December 2018. The artwork for the vinyl was created by Jon Pedley of Pedley Art and the special vinyl bundle can be pre-ordered from FATangel Records Bandcamp.

https://fatangelrecords2.bandcamp.com/album/left-for-red-master-charger-double-single

Line-up:
J P (Vocals/Guitar)
DAVE HAYES (Bass)
JON KIRK (Drums)

Band Links:
https://www.facebook.com/mastercharger/

https://mastercharger.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW6PO_FQJcsln6PcJ1uFlrw/videos

Pedley Art
https://www.facebook.com/pedleyart/

Jay H Filmmaker
https://www.facebook.com/jhfilmmaker/

 

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Pelugion – Bane Of Humanity Video/Single Premiered on Ever Metal!

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Pelugion – Bane Of Humanity Video/Single Premiered on Ever Metal!
Pelugion – Bane Of Humanity Single/Video
Release Date 27/07/2018

Ever Metal are beyond proud to premiere the brand new video/single ‘Bane Of Humanity’ from Coventry based Hard Rock/Metal band Pelugion. As soon as we first saw them live we knew they were something special and ‘Bane Of Humanity’ only reinforces that feeling!

Having recently won Coventry Metal 2 The Masses, this single is taken from the bands forthcoming EP entitled I (ONE) which is to be released before their appearance at Bloodstock Festival!

Bane Of Humanity was recorded, mixed & mastered by Dan Willett at Univibe Studios. The video was shot at Coventry Rehearsal Rooms and on location by Tim Paling of Lost In The Crowd Media.

Pelugion – ‘Bane Of Humanity

BIOGRAPHY:

Andy Sweeney, John Pittaway and Brandon Balou first met in college September 2012 whilst studying music performance. Starting off at the college rehearsal rooms and playing Metallica and Black Sabbath covers at a couple of college gigs, it wasn’t long before college was over, new rehearsal rooms were found, their first original song was written and Pelugion was born.

Since the beginnings of the band, Pelugion have gigged heavily around England with an arsenal of original songs, won a slot playing the Godiva Festival which is the UK’s biggest free family festival, inked a management deal with UK based FATangel management and PR and released a lyric video for the song ‘Serpents Mistress’. Pelugion are a band gaining national recognition for their energetic live performance and massive sound.
The band released the single ‘Bide My Time’ in 2016, which was produced, mixed and mastered at Woodworm studios by Mike Exeter who has worked with such legends as Black Sabbath, Dio and Judas Priest, this brought them to the attention of Wildfire Festival Scotland where Pelugion performed later in the same year.

2017 saw Pelugion busy writing and recording for their first official EP release recording with Mike Exeter and Dan Willett but also taking time to keep gigging as much as possible, including a performance at the SOLD-OUT HRH Metal at the O2 Academy in Birmingham, a special guest performance at Mosh against Cancer in Coventry, their first and as yet only acoustic performance at Uprising Leicester and a tour with South Wales heavyweights Lifer.

2018 is set to be the busiest year to date for the Coventry three-piece who have already headed back to South Wales to join Lifer once more for the Welsh leg of the popular Dementia Aware Fest at the start of the year and have since gained a slot at Bloodstock Festival after winning the Coventry Metal 2 The Masses and have once again returned to Uprising weekend In Leicester. Their performance at Bloodstock will be pre-empted by the release of their much anticipated EP entitled I (ONE) and a video for their latest recording Bane Of Humanity!

Pelugion are going from strength to strength with dates already in the books for 2019. They are now breaking the boundaries toward becoming an international band thanks to the worldwide radio airplay they are now receiving.

Pelugion describe their main influences as Black Sabbath, Metallica, Megadeth, Soundgarden, Alterbridge, Black Label Society, Kyuss & Down.

Line-up:
John Pittaway – Guitar
Andy Sweeney – Vocals / Bass
Brandon Balou – Drums

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/pelugion/
https://www.instagram.com/pelugion

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBqeFH9qFFkcu35PAQWVXxQ

 

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