Mary Was A Machine deliver a flawless blend of alt metalcore, robust drums, diverse disco beats, & gritty, syncopated guitars with debut releases.
Emerging from Brescia, Italy, alternative metal six-piece outfit Mary Was A Machine debut with double single release, The End and Lost & Golden.
Blending an array of musical backgrounds, including metalcore, deathcore, shoegaze and alternative rock, Mary Was A Machine channel their passions into a nostalgic and accessible result. Recorded in Rabbit Productions Studios, the band unleash their sound with notable precision.
With clean vocals that could be the love child of Motley Crue and Sleeping With Sirens’ respective singers, MWAM keep things energised and desperately emo.
The End is a perfect piece of alternative metalcore, enriched with thick drum grooves oscillating between a varied disco beat and a kick heavy backdrop, and distorted, syncopated guitars.
With epic lead lines and an immensely powerful vocal, The End is a patient exploration that holds tightly to its own drama. It could be a song plucked from the mid-2000’s Transformers soundtrack, or even a darker b-side to the score of Jennifer’s Body.
This self-assuredness is tangible, as well as the passion that lines every moment.
Lost & Golden acts as an opposing force to The End. The truer, darker nature of MWAM. Their honest face, unhindered by a desire to be polished or curated.
Lost & Golden is anthemic, like Thirty Seconds To Mars with The Kill, the b-side feels like a mission statement. Including both clean and scream vocals, Lost & Golden is determined to create an unyielding tension.
With a classic metalcore breakdown for the bridge, MWAM show off their ability to emulate a genre they so adore.
There is an epic, theatrical quality to MWAM. The persona of an eighties rock band rolled together with the seriousness of 2000s emo and alternative rock.
For a dual debut, MWAM hit the road running, as if they have been doing nothing else but running their whole lives. Tackling universal themes of debilitating fear and the darkness that ensues before the light, Mary Was A Machine extend the hand of human connection.
Listen to Lost & Found below.
Review By Caitlin Norris