Over the years we’ve seen rock & hard rock slowly erode into over-commercialized, corporate puppet shows providing music that is extremely sing songy, predictable, popish & highly corporate. I hereby call this new breed of music “Poser Rock” & I want to personally thank all the corporate giants for successfully transforming “Sex Drugs & Rock n Roll” into “Yoga, Vitamins, & Nikelback” Of course millions of musical lemmings don’t know the difference, but not everyone is amused. Talking to many music fans out there the response is overwhelming. Give me something new, something raw, something that’s pushes the envelope with a fresh sound that doesn’t leave it soul at the door. Something that doesn’t sound like Nikelback, Daughtry or Lifehouse.
So across my desk slides the new CD by Portuguese based band Noidz entitled “Transmetal Age.” What I heard put a smile on my face. It’s a nice easy flowing EP that delivers solid songwriting with a fresh Techno-metal feel. Noidz reminds me of a modern day Garbage with maybe a hint of New Order & even Ministry. You will also hear a side of Heavy guitar driven techno Rock & even touches of Industrial & Chill. If you like the above bands you should definitely check out this CD.
Overall “Transmetal Age” by The Noidz a solid release with many catchy grooves with a very modern cutting edge sound. I also like the way this band pushes the envelope — having the courage to venture into uncharted water. It’s a record that gives us a fresh glimpse at an amazing artist & takes us back a few years — before everything started sounding like — well Nikelback.
Michael Morrison[Rating: 4/5]