AOTY 2023

Hello Karma

Psykup - Hello Karma
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February 5, 2021 / Release Date
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I'd shelve this album as very loud and proggy, in a gojira way, while having the randomness of SOAD. Surprisingly, that doesn't result in a band that sounds like utter ass, or in the two sounds crashing to form incoherent crap, but a record that manages to honor its influences and sound cool, I also appreciate the hints of jazz that permeate the record, giving them Trepalium vibes. Overall, a pretty fun record, even if its outside my usual wheelhouse.


This album has been formally described as a combination of Dillinger Escape Plan, Faith No More, System of a Down, and Mr. Bungle. I hear solid Gojira, Maximum the Hormone, and Twelve Foot Ninja influences in here too. If any of that sounds remotely interesting, just give this album a go. This is an extremely refreshing take on experimental prog metal.


I could describe this album as a more progressive System of a Down project, but I would be underestimating them by just saying that. You can clearly hear a lot of influences, but it's also obvious that in between those same influences they have their own sound, which is a really fun and interesting one. Also, the excentric lyrics are a nice addition to their chaotic sound, even if they are a little bit too goofy at some points.

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Track List

  1. Nothing to Sell
  2. Masturbation Failed
  3. Get Laid
  4. Chaos Why Not
  5. Sun Is the Limit
  6. Nice to the Bone
  7. Letter to Greta
  8. Lucifer Is Sleeping
  9. Catche Me If You Can
  10. Family Burlesque
  11. And Now We Stand
  12. For the Ones

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Added on: March 5, 2021