Saturday, August 20, 2011

Seppuku Paradigm Unedited and Unreviewed

Seppuku Paradigm is not a group of anime fanatics running loose with guitars in their hands and kung fu in their hearts. No, this is a dynamic duo is actually a band of brothers who have taken time away from the other projects in their lives in order to become their alter ego; the might Seppuku Paradigm. Having done this since 2005, the brothers have solidified their musical relationship over the years and created a sound that teeters the line between being alt-rock, metal, and maybe even a bit of industrial.

Their EP, Unedited/Unreviewed sounds something like a cross between Mansun, Filter, and a bit like Nine Inch Nails. The seven song EP is fueled by angst, loud guitars, bashed out drums, and synth flourishes that make it sound like an unofficial soundtrack to Hot Topic. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but Unedited/Unreviewed at times sounds a bit dated and a bit cliche; even Filter moved on after writing, "Hey Man Nice Shot." That being said, Unedited/Unreviewed is actually over two years old and who knows what S.P. sound like now and how they've progressed.

Despite its age, there are a few highlights scattered throughout Unedited/Unreviewed. The synthesized funk of "The Distorted Reality Show," and the dirty synths that make up Polymorphic remix of, "Sure Thing." are amongst the best the EP has to offer. If Seppuku Paradigm were to take some hints from these songs they might very well morph themselves synth-terrorists using sub-bass to destroy dancefloors wherever they go. In the meantime though, if you like your alt-rock dirty and synthesized then Unedited/Unreviewed will be right up your alley.

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