Mutoid Man are a band from new York with members from Cave In and Converge with a musical style that I would describe as being hardcore with elements of classic rock and this is a review of their 2013 album "Hellium Head" which was released by Magic Bullet Records.
''Gnarcissit" begins with heavy and melodic guitar and bass riffs along with some drums which leads up to some clean singing vocals and guitar leads which bring a punk rock feeling to the album and towards the end the vocals get a lot more aggressive sounding.
"Scavengers" begins with some melodic and noisy guitar leads which leads up to some drums, guitar and bass riffs and a few seconds alter the vocals start kicking in and the music gets a little bit more heavy along with the vocals utilizing both melodic and aggressive elements.
"Scrape The Walls" begins with some heavy guitar and bass riffs along with some drums which leads up to some melodic vocals and guitar leads and towards the end aggressive sounding hardcore screams come into the song along with some psychedelic elements.
"Friday The 13/8" begins with some heavy guitar and bass riffs and drums along with some distorted sounding effects which in return leads up to some melodic guitar riffing before going into a heavier direction and adding in some hardcore screams and after awhile guitar leads and melodic vocals start making their way into the song.
"Sacriledge" begins with some d rum beats before the melodic guitar leads and bass starts kicking in along with some drums and melodic vocals and after awhile t he music gets heavier along with some elements of psychedelic and noise sounds.
"Lost In The Hive" begins with some heavy distortion before the guitars, bass and drums kick in along with some hardcore style vocals which still utilize some melodic elements and after awhile you can hear some guitar leads in the background as well as a small amount of blast beats.
"The Manimals" begins with heavy guitar and bass riffs along with some drums which lead up to some melodic vocals and the music also utilizes some faster parts and classic rock influences in t he guitar solos and leads.
Song lyrics cover everyday themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Mutoid Man are a very great sounding hybrid of hardcore and classic rock and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Gnarcissit" "Sacriledge" and "The Manimals". RECOMMENDED BUY.