Album Review: MATT HART - BELOW THE TERRA PT.1
We return to the universe of Outlaws desperately surviving against machine overlords in an a total war for Mankind's survival which has always been MATT HART's concept but never more so than with his last album TERRA 3808. In this recent release we find the Outlaws in an ever more perilous endeavour. The music itself has evolved in multiple ways bringing rich variation to his sonic arsenal. Anyone played Frostpunk? Think that set in the Terminator world and instead of Steampunk, it's cyberpunk warfare.
MATT HART - UK industrialist, dark alternative, electronic artist–sophomore album, BELOW THE TERRA PT.1(15/03/2022). Following
on from the success of the first single TO THE CORE(15/11/2021–reached #1on the Twitch 2021 chart countdown via the premiere
dark DJ channel InsertScaryNameHere) and most recent single DECIMATE(17/01/2022), this album will undoubtedly build anticipation
for what else is to come!
15/03/2022–MATT HART–BELOW THE TERRA PT.1
Welcome back to 3808. The icy wastelands: the year that defies time.... a frozen overworld, barren and owned by the machines. Below
the surface, barely surviving are the outlaws. The last of humanity, persevering and worked hard, mining as deep as possible. Their
journey to reach the FIRE WELL, the lone source of heat and energy, has begun. Join them and feel akin in their struggles as the
soundscape of this album delivers dark electro through industrial and industrial bass to create club anthems and dystopian in-your-face grit. Moving forward from the guitar driven TERRA 3808(02/11/2019), this more electronic direction delivers intensity and destructive beats, while having catchy melody. On these 9 tracks, conjure up some hope–while realising the reality of the challenges which lie ahead for the outlaws.
For fans of: ESA, 3TEETH, Hocico etc.
MATT HART’s signature sound of industrial electronic metal forged with driving beats makes this album, pounding and relentless in
energy, but also takes on layers of complex instrumentation–which will have you excited to get on a dance floor and then to hear more
from this artist. Written and produced by MATT HART. Mixed by Adi Calef of DNA Studios. Mastered by Krischan Wesenberg of Rotersand.
Artwork by Vlad McNealy of Kallisti design.
Catch MATT HART performing live at Elektro Vox Music Festival (EVM Fest), the Pre-Slimelight concert on the 9th of April. He's also playing Karkasarus and Elektro Vox present iVardensphere in Camden June 1st!