One of the many reasons people still claim that “rock is dead” boils down to that lost spirit of rebellion that rock n roll was arguably founded on. Well, with rock taking it’s sweet time to rekindle it’s rage against the machine, it seems that the world of electronic music has been all too eager to take up the mantle. Enter The Mad Game and their most outrageous track, ‘Game Over’, from debut EP ‘Player One’.
Game Over is a refreshing look back to the days of fists in the air and a hunger for change but without the usual array of blast beats and electric guitar riff raff – The Mad Game fuels their fires with erratic electronic hisses and scrapes with a thunderous bass to boot. This is not a palette that cannot easily be ignored and this is most certainly the point; The Mad Game’s core mission is for listener’s to sit up and listen to a message as opposed to ‘a good tune’ going in one ear and out the other.
The band only heightens their own intrigue by the fact that the trio presents themselves as an animated persona that not only strengthens the group’s identity but also allows listener’s to project themselves onto the members and bring themselves closer to their message of protest. This is all replete with a neat bow of fantastic and well-rounded production and a chilling lyric video to really amplify the band;s visually driven campaign for change.
All in all, The Mad Game have safely secured their place amongst the rising few that genuinely strike a convincing spark for revolt against the system that they so passionately decry. Whether your a newcomer to the sounds of electronica and punk in holy matrimony is no issue, ‘Game Over’ is undoubtedly a track for everyone.
Player One is out now and available everywhere!
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