Genre: Hardcore / Deathcore
Facebook: HereDeklan Hudson – Vocals
Dennis Leavy - Guitar
Brad Baker – Guitar
Jake Campbell – Bass
Ross Manna – DrumsGareth Mason – Production, Mixing
Jonas Johansson - Mastering
Guest Vocals on “Mask of Sanity” by ‘The Man With No Face (Slice The Cake)’
Mutant Lion Massacre are the UK’s answer to how beatdown-hardcore/deathcore should be delivered. ‘Silver Lungs’ is a punchy, no remorse, bitter record piled with hatred fuelled riffs, and disgusting breakdowns. The entire EP boasts an attitude of not giving a fuck, and basically proves MLM love what they do.
After a brief and creepy intro, the EP begins with ‘Dahmer’, launching the band’s initial sound at you full throttle. The first thing that catches you is the vocals, sounding slightly different from your average core band. There’s a gritty passion behind them, spewed from the tongue of vocalist Deklan Hudson. ‘Jawbreaker’ proves to better it’s predecessor, unravelling more of the anger and hate at double capacity, but it’s fourth track in ‘Winter Is Coming’ (Game Of Thrones reference, of course!), which denies no bounds for Mutant Lion Massacre, truly developing their crusty riffs, engulfing the listener in a raging despair of emotion, you can practically feel how much anger dwells within the song. A tasty guitar riff surprises you, before developing into one of the most brutal breakdowns this year.
‘Mask Of Sanity’ erupts with guest vocals from Slice The Cake’s very own The Man With No Face. A band who quickly escalated internet success literally without the band meeting each other, co-operating online, building an intense army of legit fans to their deathcore genre. ‘Mask Of Sanity’s variation develops into a whirlwind of intense and brutal groove, almost as if Pantera had reformed and gone hardcore. Final track ‘The Aftermath’ successfully ends the album with yet more brutal treachery, pummelling you with breakdown after breakdown, pieced together with the haunted, echo-like effect of the vocals, which then lead into a fury of gang chants and melodic riffs.
The EP will prove to be a real hit for those in search of the more angry side of the core scene. Forget haircuts and fashion when it comes to blasting this EP out, for this is one way of unleashing all of that anger, perhaps built up from a tough day at the office, or college, no matter what these tracks are destined to create havoc.
For fans of The Acacia Strain, Rooks, and Martyr Defiled.