Jan 082017

malcolm_rivers_2016_feaGerman metal band Malcolm Rivers have released a music video for ‘Living In Denial’, the song appears on their upcoming debut full-length album “Karmageddon” which will be released this friday (Jan. 13th) via Redfield Digital and Timezone Records. The video can be watched below.

‘Living In Denial’ might be the quietest track of “Karmageddon” but the lyrics and the video itself are really powerful.

Every time we watch the video we are shocked and disgusted by the pictures. We can’t understand how people can be this way. This shows even more how important the little things are. They might give power and hope to the ‘weak’. Everyone of us has the chance to make a positive impact in someones life.

it’s just a smile which unites two strangers a simple question can tear walls down bridges built by handshakes. Continue reading »

Malcolm Rivers – “Karmageddon”

 Posted by on January 3, 2017 at 23:33  1 Response »
Jan 032017

malcolm-rivers-karmageddonMalcolm Rivers is a post-hardcore band from Münster, Germany. The band was named after the protagonist of the movie Identity. After two self released EP’s it is now time to release their first full album “Karmageddon” on Redfield Digital. The release date is set on January 13,2017.

The album is about, as is stated in the reviewer notes: “The concept album takes a look on the theory and consequences of karma from different perspectives. Lyrically linked songs, textual repetitions and the hourglass as a symbol for the remaining but running out time that’s left to rethink our own actions and change them.”

The album begins with ‘Hourglass’ an intro that at the beginning sounds a bit spheric and you tend to lose yourself in time, it is building up the tension and the expectation. It flows fluently into the first (real) track ‘The Last Call’. Immediately they grab my attention with a song that is full of energy but also a chorus that is so packed with melody that just touches something inside me. They prove that hardcore shouldn’t be limited to only breakdown after breakdown. I hear influences from a wide variety of metal-styles. I even hear some prog-metal influences and that keeps it fresh. Of course there are the mandatory hardcore related elements, and I applaud that they also keep true to the hardcore spirit. The third track ‘Drown In Truth’ features Fábio of Hills Have Eyes, they also released a video for this song. Continue reading »