17 Apr 2024
UsernamePassword

Remember Me? | Join | Recover
Click here to sign in via social networking

Furious Cartel - EP Review: Medication

12 Sep 2023 // A review by Kerry MB

If you haven’t yet heard of Furious Cartel, then you’ll want to after this review.

Formed from the embers of 90’s metal pioneers, Subtract and Furious George, Joel Facon and Bryce Wood have teamed up with Andrew Langsford to bring us Furious Cartel. This is their debut EP; Medication and it is an absolute assault that your ears need. They may not recover but trust me, it’s worth it.

As with any good Kiwi metal (something we are pretty good at in our music scene) there is a ferocity that is unparallel, and good thing the opening track of this EP kicks off with Burn.

Nothing quite like a bit of ultra violence in head banging to really get the full effect, or maybe make you realise your age, depending on your demographic. Either way, it’s an absolute ripper. Guttural vocals, fast and heavy as hell.

Before going further in the rabbit hole, It goes without saying here that even one or two songs deep, this metal amalgamation is a win. The musicianship is fantastic, and the production quality is superb.

It would be hard to pick just one stand out in this short, but important collection, but Hard Days 10 does catch my ear again every time I click play. Again, solid riffs but with a modicum of melody in the heaviest way possible. Dare I say the word ‘catchy’ in metal, let alone metal that borders more on the death metal side, but there are elements of that, before ripping straight back to the brutalness.

But I also can’t forget Legio Patria Nostra which has such great riffs that would rival Cradle of Filth (yes, I know, technically they’re Black Metal) However you hear it, it’s damn good and would be another stand out. There is something unmatched about hearing riffs like that, that does something to you.

See, I told you, you may not recover, and I didn’t just mean your ears either. Metal like this either awakens or ignites something in your core. It’s hard to come back from that, but if and when you do, click or tap play again on Furious Cartel’s Medication EP.

It’s worth every note.

 

About Furious Cartel

Unleashing Metal Mayhem from the Southern Abyss.

From the vibrant heart of Auckland, New Zealand, emerged a sonic force of unparalleled intensity – Furious Cartel. Born from the ashes of two legendary bands, Subtract and Furious George, this relentless powerhouse embodies the raw energy and unbridled passion of heavy metal. With their killer guitar solos and unwavering commitment to sonic chaos, Furious Cartel is carving their name into metal history.


Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Furious Cartel

Releases

Medication
Year: 2023
Type: EP

Other Reviews By Kerry MB

Matt Hay - Album Review: Dog and Pony Show
02 Apr 2024 // by Kerry MB
Matt Hay may not be a name you’re familiar with yet. Well, better late than never.
Read More...
Gig Review: Stretch To Mould @ The Welsh Dragon, Wellington - 30/03/2024
31 Mar 2024 // by Kerry MB
The building once described as Wellington’s ‘fondest inconvenient convenience in the land’ by one commentator, The Welsh Dragon Bar (and Scorpio’s Restaurant) has been known as a few different things throughout it’s nearly 100-year history. From the original public convenience for Wellingtonians and its tramways employees and passengers when it was first built in 1928, to a theatre prop space, tea house and café, and for many years now, a unique but tiny Taj Mahal looking music venue, in the middle of the road on Cambridge Terrace.
Read More...
Midwave Breaks - EP Review: Standing Inside Out
24 Mar 2024 // by Kerry MB
Midwave Breaks. The Tauranga duo that has what feels like a boundless creative energy, while also fitting in an impressive touring schedule that is here, there and everywhere.
Read More...
Album Review: The Transits
13 Feb 2024 // by Kerry MB
The Transits self-titled debut album is a result of 3 talented musicians who sucker punch with passion, creativity and consistency, and that’s just the opening track. With members across two countries (Dom Antelme (vocals, bass) and Tyrone Smith (drums) from Auckland, New Zealand and Ryan Lunn (vocals, guitars, synths) in Durban, South Africa, respectively.
Read More...
Oliver Birch - Album Review: To Remember
08 Feb 2024 // by Kerry MB
Auckland based musician, Oliver Birch is back with his second unveiling, the ten tracked album, To Remember. Another slab of self-written, produced, mixed and performed by Oliver Birch and confirmed as a concept album about the coming of age, and the trials and tribulations that come along with it.
Read More...
Pale Flag - EP Review: Imperium
29 Jan 2024 // by Kerry MB
With a lot of misconceptions about deathcore, it’d be easy to lump Pale Flag into “one of those bands” based on the sub-genre alone. Luckily, I love metal in the most extreme and Pale Flag just so happen to create deathcore of the finest, which makes it even better to enjoy.
Read More...
Samuel Keen - Album Review: Metamorphosis
07 Jan 2024 // by Kerry MB
Samuel Keen is a Christchurch based singer/songwriter that has been on the scene for a few years now, creating a musical path that is solely his own. With his fingers in all the pies, he is also part of Christchurch bands, The Snake Behaviour and Hecates Cult that lies somewhere between hard rock and heavy metal.
Read More...
Broke - EP Review: Douse Another Care
04 Dec 2023 // by Kerry MB
Broke are a five-piece from Taranaki who love to jam and make great music together. What started out originally as a solo project by Hamish McDonald (lead guitar and vocals) and resulted in a self-written, recorded and produced debut album Momento Mori in 2021, eventually paved the way for the lads to make it official and start creating new music together.
Read More...
View All Articles By Kerry MB

NZ Top 10 Singles

  • TOO SWEET
    Hozier
  • BEAUTIFUL THINGS
    Benson Boone
  • LOSE CONTROL
    Teddy Swims
  • LIKE THAT
    Future And Metro Boomin feat. Kendrick Lamar
  • END OF BEGINNING
    Djo
  • I LIKE THE WAY YOU KISS ME
    Artemas
  • WE CAN'T BE FRIENDS (WAIT FOR YOUR LOVE)
    Ariana Grande
  • STICK SEASON
    Noah Kahan
  • TEXAS HOLD 'EM
    Beyonce
  • LEAVEMEALONE
    Fred Again.. And Baby Keem
View the Full NZ Top 40...
muzic.net.nz Logo
100% New Zealand Music
All content on this website is copyright to muzic.net.nz and other respective rights holders. Redistribution of any material presented here without permission is prohibited.
Report a ProblemReport A Problem