London-based experimental rock/metal 3-piece band, Maziac will release their debut EP, Parallel on May 4th 2018. Blending alternative rock with progressive metal it’s an EP that should interest fans of Deftones, Devin Townsend, Mastodon, Nine Inch Nails and Tool.
Maziac’s experimental style makes Parallel a unique offering, something that shines through on opener Escapism. Its hard-hitting drumming alongside noisy riffs and deep bass groove combines nicely with a clean, rock style vocal range. A short introduction to the band, it’s Cortisol that sees Maziac step up their game with wickedly good guitar range. This is how you make an impact.
The same can be said for Again, a track that certainly takes inspiration from the likes of Tool and Mastodon. The expansive riffs and deep hooks making it the stand out track of the EP.
Ending with Resolution, Maziac slow things down a little to deliver a more melodic tune that still holds up in the heavy department thanks to crunching riffs.
Parallel is a brilliant release. One that shows more imagination and scope then many band’s do on their debut. A mix of experimental awe and sharp metal jabs. Maziac are a band well worth keeping a close eye on.
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Maziac - Parallel (Self Released)
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