3TEETH – Metawar (Review)

3TEETH - Metawar (Review)

Artist: 3TEETH
Album: Metawar
Genre: Dark Wave / Electronic
Label: Sony Red Music / Century Media
Release Date: July 5, 2019
Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron

Review:

If you’re looking for the right album to rock during the apocalypse, Metawar by 3TEETH should be at the very top of that list.  A dark and heavy indictment of modern society, Metawar is a fair warning of what is to come if humans refuse to change our ways.  With song titles like Affluenza, which relates to our incessant need to consume as many products as possible, the self-explanatory American Landfill and a brilliant cover of “Pumped Up Kicks” complete with a video that comments on the recent school shootings, this is not a feel-good album, at least lyrically.  However, being a fan of industrial music, this is outstanding compared to most of the stuff being released these days.  The mood of this album could easily be summed up by imagining Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson and Slipknot created an album together.  While being brutally honest about society’s ills, it also delivers a powerful message.  Standout tracks for me are Affluenza, Exxxit, Sell Your Face 2.0 and Pumped Up Kicks.  Overall, the entire album rocks and the band is blazing a trail for others to follow.  Going out on the road with Ministry is certainly going to help them to develop an even larger audience.  Keep your eyes and ears open when it comes to 3TEETH.  They seem poised for a break-through with this release.  And it seems like the future for the band may be burning bright, even if society is collapsing.

Track Listing:

01. HYPERSTITION

02. AFFLUENZA

03. EXXXIT

04. AMERICAN LANDFILL

05. PRESIDENT X

06. ALTÆR

07. TIME SLAVE

08. BORNLESS

09. SURRENDER

10. SELL YOUR FACE 2.0

11. BLACKOUT

12. THE FALL

13. PUMPED UP KICKS

Band Members:

Vocals and lyrics – Alexis Mincolla
Synths and additional programming – Xavier Swafford/Andrew Means
Guitars, bass, synths and additional programming – Chase Brawner
Live drums by Justin Hanson
Piano, sound design and programming by Sean Beaven

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