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M.A.D.: Power trio creates music inspired by tales of horror

M.A.D.: Power trio creates music inspired by tales of horror

The Manente / Alonzo / Du Bose project do a modern take on early influences such as Fates Warning, King Diamond and Queensrÿche

M.A.D., acronym for Manente / Alonzo / Du Bose, is a power trio with members from the United States and Brazil, currently debuting their first heavy metal self-titled album with songs inspired by traditional heavy metal and tales of horror.

As the name might suggest, most of the lyrics are inspired by stories of insane individuals, scientists and priests, but also go further and absorb other influences – such as the cosmic terror made famous by H. P. Lovecraft. All songs are packed with clever social criticism.

Most of the music you’ll hear is in the moulds of classic heavy metal with a touch of progressive elements, but there is also space for twelve-tone piano compositions (Twelve Gates) and ambient tunes (Portals)Yemanja, song which tells the story of a brazilian exploring Louisiana, is a clever mixture between classic delta blues and a brazilian rhythm called forró.

With absolutely no compromises, you can tell all three multi-instrumentalists had a great time doing music for this album. Jon Du Bose establishes the foundations of the music playing bass and rhythm guitars, Jesus Alonzo records killer voices and contributes with the lead guitars and Matheus Manente deals with drums, the remaining lead guitars and all additional instrumentation.

The Manente / Alonzo / Du Bose self-titled album is now available on all other major virtual stores and streaming services.

Links: Bandcamp | iTunes | Spotify | Deezer | Youtube

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!

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