Formed in 2004, Madsic plays a mix of modern metal, hardcore and industrial with occasional nu-metal touches that bring to mind bands like Mudvayne and System of a Down. Fast, furious scream vocals are aplenty, almost in a latter day Pantera style, with rapid-fire guitars and pounding double drum bass rhythms. The first two pieces "Distance of Hate" and "Tremor" showcase an almost mindless heaviness with little to no room for musical development, as they are filled with throat-ripping hardcore vocals and God Hates Us All era Slayer riffery. What seems to stand out most is the vivid bass sound, perfectly mixed and separated from the other instruments. A bit like Fear Factory, there is always room for brief bass solos that hop in and out of the tunes, and even characterize some of the songs, as the bass and guitars are centred around it. Best noticed on "Outside Myself", perhaps the best song on this demo, the bass is loud and throbbing, and has an extra impact on the music with the inclusion of somewhat symphonic synth melodies, industrial effects, and half-sung, half-spoken vocal harmonies. "Underneath" is their most industrial metal track, with incessant double bass drums, huge synth melodies, and screamed brutal vocals.
For a demo, the sound quality of Prison of Hate is highly impressive and the music presented here should resonate well with fans of Pantera, Soulfly, Fear Factory, and even Slipknot.
- Distance of Hate
- Outside Myself