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Old 03-27-2011, 01:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile Review – Hollywood Burns by New Disorder

Deafening, delightful yet downright dirty. The debut from New Disorder is at the forefront of emotive metal. The soulful singing and mental music perfectly blends to create ‘Hollywood Burns.’ Vocally the band sound like a cross between Serj Tankien, the metal yet operatic singer from System of a down and Muse’s Matt Bellamy. And on some of the more psychedelic tracks slightly reminiscent of Placebo’s Brian Molko. All in all a deadly ****tail.

‘Hollywood Burns’ has a big feeling too it. The songs yearn to be played loudly and to be heard by everyone. Tracks like ‘Sick Feeling’ ‘Blue skies’ and ‘Another hero to save’ are gutsy, anthemic slices of rock and roll.

Other brilliant finds in this album are the groovy, trippy and delectable ‘Escape’ and ‘Last Breath.’ The latter also having an extra gothic feel too it, with a beautiful Celtic twist.

The stand out track for me on the album is ‘Free me from the dark’. It starts off with soft, harmonious vocals; then kick in the filthy guitars. Awesome. Lyrically the song is exquisite too.

New Disorder obviously love to experiment and are not satisfied with just one basic sound. As well as the aforementioned journeys into psychedelia and all out rock, they have also gone all early 90’s on our asses, with grunge influences in tracks ‘Hollywood burns’ and Break out disorder.’

A welcome treat into the weird and wonderful world of all things metal.
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