TANGENT - Tangent MLP
Three wild dogs! Four wild tracks!! Locked down, loaded up, and ready to explode on DYING VICTIMS: this is the self-titled first recording from Melbourne’s TANGENT, heavy metal from the suburbs north of the river. Despite their newness of existence, their sound is most definitely OLD, which should come as no surprise given the power-trio’s membership includes current and former members of Demons Gate, Outcast, Convent Guilt, and Shackles among others.
Simple but not simplistic, resilient to time and trends and rippling with feeling and energy at every turn, Tangent is a rough ‘n’ rowdy trawl through rundown bars and desolate backstreets, but with the world weighing heavy on the mind of the protagonist. As such, heroic hot-rockin’ underpins TANGENT’s thrust, giving each of these four anthems-in-the-making an astute balance between the pensive and the powerful. It’s all fondly familiar, but hazily recast in a refreshing manner, like a lost Heavy Pettin’ recording found in the Eastern Bloc during the ‘80s or if Saxon had shared a practice space with Omen in some alternate time/space fold. Or, simply, the first makings of something special and EPIC.
With mastering by Patrick W. Engel at Temple of Disharmony giving it an exceptionally olde-worlde feel, theTangent mini album is ready to explode!
Regular edition MLP on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, download code.
Dying Victims Prod. 2022