Reviews

SOCIAL CRASH “Burn Out”

WormHoleDeath Records, 2017

Music: Rock / Punk / Punk Rock

Website:

www.facebook.com/socialcrashmusic

Duration: 38:00 minutes (10 tracks)

Country: France

 

Social Crash is roughly categorised as “Experimental” Punk hailing all the way from France. Their latest offering, Burn Out captured my attention as theur stylistic approach interested me. Before starting the review, here’s what the French musicians had to say about their music: “Welcome to the crazy and satirical world of Social Crash! At the border of punk rock and metal, our songs talk about various subjects such as reality TV, globalization, the “humanitarian wars”, the banksters power… Corrosive lyrics and explosive beats with high distortion level. Let’s rock!”…

The album starts with a good intro riff that will surely get the listeners hooked and engaged. However amid the perfectly executed Guitar passages, I do sense some slight imperfection on the production as the bass drum sound barely matches the rest of the Instrumentation. Second track, Still Wolf to Man is an unfortunate let down as the transitions are a bit puzzling ant the vocal style so executed might not interest everyone but the amount of versatality and skills put into is much appreciative. As the track-list progresses my hope for the album decreased but my interest got escalated as soon as I got a glimpse of the sixth track, Weapon of Mass Seduction. Arguably the best track on this album, the song has got a well arranged Instrumentation and a perfect and catchy chorus, which are all enough to make this song a sure hit. The rest of the track-list is well worth of a first listen however I doubt one might revisit the songs once again.

Altogether a good effort in making an original and versatile album in a stereotypically ridden Music industry. However the effort is not enough to score high since I do find some minor issues on the album. Meanwhile the album can not be categorised as a major let down as I enjoyed every second of it on the first listen however the second listen wasn’t that much of a happy journey. That being said I categorise Burn Out as an album that is definitely worth a try, but I’m unsure about the responses It’ll stack as the album itself is different and might not please everyone.

 

Tracklist:

01. The Whore Generation
02. Still Wolf to Man
03. My Banker Shot Me Down
04. Propaganda Melody
05. Burn Out
06. Weapon of Mass Seduction
07. Alive
08. Burning Karma
09. Straitjacket
10. Dissidence

Line-up:

Don Armando – Guitars
Manu Wild – Vocals
Wilson Raych – Drums
Julien – Bass

Rate: 7.5/10

About the author / 

Sooraj Ram

Nationality:- Indian

Favourite Genres:- Metallic Hardcore,Melo Metalcore, Deathcore, Death Metal, Symphonic Metal, Beatdown Hardcore, Hardcore Punk, Alt Rock, Electronic Metal/Rock and more…

Favourite Bands:- A long list topped by Parkway Drive
Favourite Albums:- Don’t Close Your Eyes EP, To Die For, Killing With A Smile, Jane Doe, The Final Beatdown, Vomit Forth Intestinal Excrement, Dear Desolation, King Is Coming, Calculating Infinity, Daughters EP, 012:2 and more

Self Taught Drummer and an Avid Music Monitor. Always up for new music and probably the first in line to promote an Underground/Underrated Bands.



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