Review: Menace — Impact Velocity

Rated:

3/5

Napalm Death guitarist Mitch Harris originally intended to record the debut from this side project with Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor and Soufly/ex-Sepultura main man Max Cavelera. When scheduling conflicts arose, Harris enlisted DragonForce bassist Frédéric Leclercq, former Hate Eternal drummer Derek Roddy, and fellow Napalm commando Shane Embury, who help him realize a space-age sonic vision in which Fear Factory, Voivod, and A Perfect Circle somehow converge. Meanwhile, Harris’ half-man, half-robot vocals lead the way through a dystopian landscape where machine-like precision trumps human emotion on almost every song. J. BENNETT

Check out “I Live with Your Ghost” from Impact Velocity.