Malokai - Perception Of Reality

Published Sunday 18th October 2009
Malokai - Perception Of Reality

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 82750-15767
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Andrew Coe

The debut album from a London-based band of punk rockers, this is produced and mixed by the group's lead singer and composer Alex Grieg. He has done a very fine job as well, as the album has a bright, tight feel to it belying its home studio origins. The majority of the nine songs on offer here are filled with hard hitting riffs, ear piercing solos and the occasional shouted chorus. This is definitely an album for those who like their overdrive turned up to the max. Most of the lyrics would not sound out of place in many secular rock songs, though a little probing will uncover an underlying message of seeking after God and our need for him in our lives. The album breaks with punk tradition at the end with the beautiful piano led "I Miss You". The first half of the song even has an orchestral feel to it and provides some balance to the shouty rockers elsewhere. A fine debut from a band with a bright future ahead of them.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Be the first to comment on this article

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.