The instrumentals on Golconda’s new album is just superb from beginning to end with BPMs ranging from medium to fast. “The Law” starts out with a constant energy and then leads up to guitar chops, rests and breaks. Leading into “No More Plastic” which breaks out fast and hard, with just 7 spoken words in the chorus followed by screaming vocals during the 2nd half of the song. The guitars are loud and distorted and the keyboards set the melody and the drums fill out nicely.
Now for a break with a low BPM song. With a strong drum line and a lull drone from the keys that takes you into a trance. The song speeds up a click and in come the distorted guitars along with a second octave of keys. “Anger and Madness Are Brothers” is a great song to meditate to receive energy. “No Go(o)d” does not start where the last song ends, this one just goes right into noise and experimental overtones. With the guitars set on a single note, the keys are very fast along with a primal scream now and then.
“The Blackest X Mass” sounds like a continuation of the previous song so “No Go(o)d” needs to be listened to first. With no vocals and just hard hitting drums and guitar the electronics really go to town with a very high BPM, this song breaks down half way through and starts from the beginning for a total of 2 sets.
To keep this review short and being repetitive, GOLCONDA focuses on environmental impacts. Every song is it’s own journey, with song names such as “Shika” and “Chaos as a Metaphore.”
I rate this album an 8.5 out of 10 for creativity but lacks in the originality department. Over all it is a great album and I am happy that it landed on my lap.