New Discolour – Short of Ink review

Listen carefully to New Discolour’s first full-length album, Short of Ink. It speaks volumes. It has more content than you would glean from focusing on the fast paced, hard metal sound that characterizes what’s at the surface.

Since I just suggested a deeper dig into the album, I should hint to what’s in store. But not before I pay tribute to the metal musicians of the world—they go so hard, you’ve got to feel something to be a major player, literally, because metal isn’t kitten stuff. Lasse Mikkelsen beats the drums straight into the ground on this album; you can feel that he’s connected to the music.

Taking it back to the careful listening part: You can hear something personal in the lyrics that are shouted, despite how hard they come off (the lyrics, I mean). The content has to do with corruption and political corruption in a specific sense instead of a general one. You want to ask if this album could be the work of pit bulls if they could speak, got together and made music, but the question answers itself. Don’t be naïve, dogs couldn’t get inspiration from several different genres as New Discolour does.

Artem Kushnirenko delivers, hands down. Don’t worry about his throat, he knows what he is doing—especially in “Imperial Love.”

Something I’ve never experienced from an album of this genre that I’m more that thrilled by: “Short of Ink,” the first track on the album. It’s barely two minutes, but it’s serves as a nice little foreshadowing for what you can expect musically from Short of Ink. I’d say it’s like walking (or rocking, lol) down a hallway before you get to the house, a hardcore appetizer, so to speak.

Just make sure you don’t pick over the main course.

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