"Static Reflux" (Self-released)
Reviewed by Mike SOS
Madder is a Long Island-based quartet whose hard rock tendencies put the band in the same category as Black Label Society or Sevendust. On the group's four-track release, sweeping guitar riffs like the one found in "Lost" lead the charge, the bass and drums remain locked in a Soundgarden-esque groove while gravel-throated vocals, as found on "Temporary Insanity," hold it all down and give the music a gritty, rock'n'roll feel.
Madder's delivery would remind you of the mid-90's rock of Monster Magnet or Kilgore, when the music was smart yet hard as nails and the musicianship was organic and devoid of excess.
For more information, check out http://www.maddermusic.com.
A classic. This record will kick your ass.
Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.
So-so. You've heard better.
Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.
Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.
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