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EP REVIEW: Bad Solution – Self Destruct

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WORDS: Laura McCarthy

When looking for a high energy band that’s brand new to your ears, it’s great to hear a sound that is big and that is confident. Safe to say, Kingston rockers BAD SOLUTION offer up just that with new EP Self Destruct. Formed by Trix (Guitar, Backing Vocals) and former drummer Mariusz Burzynski from Poland, the best is comprised of Alex Willox (Lead Vocals), Mariusz Chojnowski (Guitar), Wojtek Suberlak (Bass Guitar) and, after the departure of Burzynski, Joe Patterson (Drums). With a mixture of Polish and British members, from the start it’s clear that this band know their stuff.

The EP starts with the pretty brilliant Self Destruct, a track that is a great showcase for the EP as a whole. It’s heavy with emotion, with definite grounding METALLICA and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. It’s a great start to this release, with a fresh feel to all the best parts of rock and metal fans love. We power through into Nothing, a song with as much aggression and dynamism as its predecessor, if not more so. Heavy, but with the right amount of control, its great fun to listen to.

Willox’s vocals are strong and have great range across the whole EP. Dear Sarah has some true emotional depth, not to mention some awesome drumming from Patterson. A steady beat and a solid riff on the guitar bring some real high energy feel to this track.

It can’t be said that there’s a weak point throughout the four tracks. There are great elements to each, resulting in a bold and brazen EP. Oddly, there’s an old school feel to this record, as BAD SOLUTION clearly understand their music, and have a solid goal for the kind of sound they want to produce. Having only formed in 2011, in four years BAD SOLUTION pulled a sound that incorporates the best of GODSMACK, IRON MAIDEN and METALLICA. It’s a weighty offering, with power and drive in every track, with a hunger that will make you want to get up and throw yourself around.

Finishing Bad Solution, we come to Desert. Interestingly, it starts with in a completely different direction to the other three tracks, with more of an eastern feel and once again, great performances from the whole band. There’s something of DISTURBED in there, with an oomph and rhythm that can’t be ignored. A great way to end the record, this track has the knack of being a real ear worm.

Self Destruct is a joy to listen to. With this amount of energy in just a small selection of tracks, it’s very encouraging for the British circuit. BAD SOLUTION are a band to keep your eyes open for, as you can bet that their live set will be as vigorously good as their studio efforts.

When looking for a high energy band that’s brand new to your ears, it’s great to hear a sound that is big and that is confident. Safe to say, Kingston rockers BAD SOLUTION offer up just that with new EP Self Destruct. Formed by Trix (Guitar, Backing Vocals) and former drummer Mariusz Burzynski from Poland, the best is comprised of Alex Willox (Lead Vocals), Mariusz Chojnowski (Guitar), Wojtek Suberlak (Bass Guitar) and, after the departure of Burzynski, Joe Patterson (Drums). With a mixture of Polish and British members, from the start it’s clear that this band know their stuff.

The EP starts with the pretty brilliant Self Destruct, a track that is a great showcase for the EP as a whole. It’s heavy with emotion, with definite grounding METALLICA and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. It’s a great start to this release, with a fresh feel to all the best parts of rock and metal fans love. We power through into Nothing, a song with as much aggression and dynamism as its predecessor, if not more so. Heavy, but with the right amount of control, its great fun to listen to.

Willox’s vocals are strong and have great range across the whole EP. Dear Sarah has some true emotional depth, not to mention some awesome drumming from Patterson. A steady beat and a solid riff on the guitar bring some real high energy feel to this track.

It can’t be said that there’s a weak point throughout the four tracks. There are great elements to each, resulting in a bold and brazen EP. Oddly, there’s an old school feel to this record, as BAD SOLUTION clearly understand their music, and have a solid goal for the kind of sound they want to produce. Having only formed in 2011, in four years BAD SOLUTION pulled a sound that incorporates the best of GODSMACK, IRON MAIDEN and METALLICA. It’s a weighty offering, with power and drive in every track, with a hunger that will make you want to get up and throw yourself around.

Finishing Bad Solution, we come to Desert. Interestingly, it starts with in a completely different direction to the other three tracks, with more of an eastern feel and once again, great performances from the whole band. There’s something of DISTURBED in there, with an oomph and rhythm that can’t be ignored. A great way to end the record, this track has the knack of being a real ear worm.

Self Destruct is a joy to listen to. With this amount of energy in just a small selection of tracks, it’s very encouraging for the British circuit. BAD SOLUTION are a band to keep your eyes open for, as you can bet that their live set will be as vigorously good as their studio efforts.

Rating: 7/10

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  • March 14, 2016 at 4:40 am
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    It’s great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same out of date rehashed material. Fantastic read!

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