Recently relocated to LA by way of London, industrial rockers Drownd bring us all the intensity of their Armalyte Records peers with a swift and brutal throwback to 90s industrial.
Their debut EP fuses good old-fashioned guitar-driven industrial rock with a dose of dance, courtesy of remixes by Armalyte label mate Seething Akira and Chicago industrial collective The Joy Thieves.
Frontman Joe Crudgington sings and plays all instruments on these tracks, which are impressively massive and memorable. “Sick Like You” is a blistering and catchy anthem, with dynamics from a whisper to a scream and a wall of guitars. “2 Minutes Hate” is a short and sweet blast of a song, with moody synths and refreshingly grungy drums building to a brutal chorus. The remixes of “Sick Like You” are an incredible example of industrial music’s diversity and the talent in this small scene…a prime example of how one song can be interpreted in so many different ways. The Joy Thieves “Smoulder Mix” turns it into an aggressive synth-drenched, industrial soundscape which explodes into an epic chorus. And metalcore punksters Seething Akira kick it up a notch with their “Murder By The Rules” mix, a glitchy breakbeat stomper sure to inspire slam dancers and club kids alike. The EP is available for download on Armalyte’s Bandcamp page. If you like this one, take note that this is the first in a series of upcoming releases, so save your ears for more.
Purchase link – https://armalyte.bandcamp.com/album/sick-like-you