Majin - Warpath EP
19 minutes. That is all it takes for Majin to lay waste on the Warpath EP. Opening with a soundbite from the classic FPS series DOOM it sets the tone immediately and it couldn't be more apt. Electronic elements add layers to ‘Argent Cell’ and allow Majin to stand out from their contemporaries, even as the tried and tasted blends of modern heavy music fight for space against these parts. Think of it as a blend of Loathe, 156/Silence and Spiritbox and you’re halfway there.
The swagger of ‘Monolith’ is simply a joy to hear and when matched up to the total low end assault of ‘Deceiver’ it becomes an unparalleled two punch aural attack. Uncompromising gutturals give such an air of unease as they thunder through each track with little let up, grabbing you and pulling you deeper into the circle of hell that Majin calls home.
Closer ‘Judgment Day’ is perhaps the standout track. Unleashing a potent blend of everything that Majin brings to the table and offering it up with such a neatly wrapped bow that it would be guilty to dismiss it as just another track. Rather it brings to a close a wholly interesting and multifaceted release.
Clearly drawing on Japanese visual elements more commonly reserved for Soundcloud Mixes, Warpath is a 19 minute thrill ride you won’t want to escape from. It is caustic, claustrophobic and all the more brilliant for it. - - Review by Jack Webb
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