July 11, 2024

Hardware – Under The Flesh (Mini-Album – Gravaçöes Tunguska)

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Genre/Influences: Industrial, Death-Metal, Experimental.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: Portuguese project Hardware is driven by Jiao Mascarenhas. Mainly active during the 90s, this band was active in the underground scene of Porto. Gravaçöes Tunguska has brought the music of Hardware back to life featuring seven songs that have been remastered and released as CD format.

Content: The songs are extremely short, sometimes not going over 2 minutes. The songs are driven by a heavy ‘hardcore’-style mixing elements of Industrial together with Death-Metal music. It’s pretty rudimentary, but powerful and joined by growling vocals.

+ + + : “Under The Flesh” will catch the attention of music lovers in search of sensation! The songs are aggressive and fast creating a sonic canvas of terror. It’s a total hardcore style mixing different influences. That’s what makes the format of the work unique.

– – – : I can easily imagine this kind of record is more about nostalgia than anything else. The songs are suffering from a professional production, but that’s for sure not what Hardware was looking for. The songs are unaccomplished, ending with fade outs and just based upon a short, aggressive outburst.

Conclusion: This work sounds to me like a selection of basic, sonic sketches driven by enraged machines.

Best songs: “Flow Control – Part 1”.

Rate: (4).

Label: https://tunguskarec.blogspot.com

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