- Tue, 2012-10-09 21:55
It's not very often you come across a band who are willing to post all of their music on their website for you to download for free. Heck, that very thought would make Lars Ulrich lose his shit, but then again most bands definitely are not The Plague Sequence.
"Labels are for products, money is the enemy of art"
Borne of a hatred for the current state of the music industry, they challenge the idea of musicians gauging their success on monetary reward. They have even drawn up a band manifesto outlining their aims and motives behind their unusual actions. The website is a wash of harsh anarchistic black and red - so far so serious you say, but that's not necessarily the case. The actual sound of the band is influenced quite heavily by retro video game soundtracks and the singer's voice lightens the blow of the band's heavy message. Think Hadouken! meets Crystal Castles and you're heading down the right path. Grimey heavy guitars layer the sound to defile the boppy tones while a dark beat ranging from borderline hip-hop to full-on rock keeps this album rolling along nicely.
Stand-out tracks on this release are the anthemic 'Klavica Vecta Figure 1&2' and 'The Kidnapping of Plastic Penelope for the funds to complete our Doomsday Weapon' simply for its title alone.
Have a listen and see if you can hear Lars cry....
The band themselves describe 'An Assault on Architecture' as a "failed fictional revolution in a fictional city that references modern-day social consciousness."
They are a band standing against the major record companies by distributing their material without their intervention. Its all very political and anti corporate greed and corruption but it is also ridiculously catchy stuff and has a lot more to say for itself than another Rihanna tune. Let's just wait and see how this experiment goes down.