Single Review: Biomechanimal - From The Mouth Of Beasts


Brutally heavy, unapologetically their own unique entity, Biomechanimal return with a track so grand and supreme in power and weight that they have once again broken a genre boundary no one thought capable. This is Biomechanimal's sharpest weapon in the fight for the soul of industrial metal.

 

A far cry from their industrial and EBM beginnings, Biomechanimal has reinvented itself as one of the foremost bass acts in the UK, mixing the signature sound of the London underground with the brutal theatrical drama of orchestral metal. The proof is, of course, in the pudding, which has been sampled by venues all over Europe. After a string of releases in 2021 (including a vocal feature on Matteo Tura's midtempo masterpiece Corrupt), the band is now poised to release their next single From the Mouth of Beasts ahead of the upcoming EP.


Recorded at Monolith Studio, From the Mouth of Beasts is the focal point of the band's efforts to reimagine themselves into something heavier, ferocious, and dramatic. Fronted by Matthew L. Simpson on production and vocals, Kekko Stefano Biogora on drums, Sarunas Brazionis on guitar, and Keith Kamholz (Mechanical Vein) on mixing & mastering, the band is pulling out all the stops with a sound that is as menacing as it is immersive.


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Review:


Epic is always the first word that comes to mind when listening to a new Bio track because the grandiose scale of cinematic battle-scapes takes precedence in the cacophony of audio that hits you like a tsunami of bass and imagination.

This track is no different, and had I not seen the cover already showing the war in heaven, I would have already suspected this was some sort of grand scale conflict of good and evil, as well as all the shades in between.


Although the introduction and 2:00 breakdown is very distinctly the recognisable Biomechanimal format of tonal flurries, the rest of this track is not the traditional Biomechanimal at all and flows towards a new form of industrial black metal (?).


Bio have always forged their own path, bent, and broken genre boundaries over and over again and in so doing, this is yet another fold of the steel that makes Bio's audio sword edge so sharp and strong; the constant re-forging of sound never ceases.


To quote the sample that originally made me fall in love with Biomechanimal..

"Perfection goal line changes, never stops moving, can chase, cannot catch." - Abathur

So here we are once more with a track that retains the Bio feel but forges in another direction of style and pace, heavier and more aggressive than ever before. It is a killer track and I love the industrial break beat breakdown at the 2:00 which really does solidify that Biomechanimal signature. The grand scales of sound and vocals puts me in the mind of bands like The Black Dahlia Murder with Lamb Of God like vocals and therefore hits hard that strong metal sound.


This latest sword fold and cut from bio is a testament to their talent and hard work and shows us once more why they are so respected in the UK scene. Although the more metal side of music tends to put me off now-a-days, as I fall deeper in love with more techno or powernoise based industrial, this track has certainly brought a devilish smile to my face with each listen. Once Biomechanimal finally release the album with all of their recent tracks on, they may even conquer the world with their musical arsenal without a drop of blood spilled. (Except in the mosh pits!)


9/10


This track and its music video release on Friday the 14th of October.

 

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