Good ol’ fashioned rock and roll. That’s what society needs, and that’s what Mad Ones bring with their latest effort, SANCIETY.
The record is the band’s first full-length since 2013 – that is, if you’re counting the five-track BURNING WINDOW. Like that last record, SANCIETY is a high-energy burst of glorious noise, through and through.
“Fangs,” for instance, opens with distorted guitars before the heart-pounding drums crash in and take you for a spin. The vocals are more refined than in the band’s past efforts, but still have that razor-edge we love.
“Leather Rug” continues that insane energy with drums faster than anything you’ve ever heard and distant, echoey vocals speeding right along. “Phazed,” meanwhile, slows it down – at least, as slowly as Mad Ones are capable. The ragged guitars storm along in the background, while the lazy vocals drag on, lulling you in a soft sway.
The title track is another standout. The vocals kick-start the song, while the quickening drums build in excitement before the entire song cuts out as quickly as it started.
Trust me when I say that you definitely want more Mad Ones. Get it at www.madones.ca.