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Android Meme, The: Ordo Ab Chao

The album title translates to Order From Chaos and that is an apt description of what you will find on the album. Pulling their sound from a multitude of musical styles, these guys have a unique but strange familiarity about them. With a blending that will have you thinking of bands like Tool, Depeche Mode, Muse, Golden Earring and a host of other groups that rely on diversity. At times they are heavy as hell and in the blink of an eye you are hit with a blast of electronic industrial sound which paints the bleakness that surrounds their message on the disc. In the next moment you are tantalized with a progressive metal fusion which helps depict the surreal musical landscape they are projecting. The whole is a very satisfying album made up of a musical cornucopia which is much more than the sum of the individual tracks.

"The Machine Stops" opens the album and has a major Pink Floyd meets nu-metal feel to it as they welcome you to the dark mechanical world where technology is the paradox of both good and evil. Unique to say the least, this is a band that differs from the pack by producing a sound that pulls from the old school as well as newer genres to create a sound that is truly one of a kind. When they reach back to the heavy metal roots on songs like "Polar Rose" it is hard not be nostalgic but The Android Meme add a freshness to the sound that is a sonic treat. Not often do you get so much originality in this day and age.

The kinetic energy of the title track "Ordo Ab Chao" is infectious and has an industrial metal feel that along with the driving rhythm makes for one of many highlights on this disc. When they take you from there to the eerie yet anthem like feel of "Left Right Parasite" the band pulls the listener along into a completely different musical direction but one that you will gladly follow. These guys want to make the ride enjoyable and different and they accomplish it with flying colors!

Believe me when I tell you that this is an album that will find many trips into the CD player. It is one of those great surprise albums that you are really glad to find. Totally unique and inspiring, I cannot wait to hear where these guys go from here. If the next offering is as good as this one, this is a band to watch out for. They are going to make some waves in the music industry.

Track listing:

1. The Machine Stops
2. Sumii
3. Polar Rose
4. Sigma
5. Ordo ab Chao
6. Left Right Parasite
7. Esoterika
8. Spook
9. Whistleblower
10. Stranger

Added: October 31st 2011
Reviewer: Scott Ward
Related Link: Band's Facebook Page
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Language: english

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