Single Review: Megalomatic – Coil / Civility Smiles

Megalomatic 'Coil' Artwork

Megalomatic are a heavy/progressive rock trio from Glasgow, Scotland made up of Craig McKenzie on Guitar/Vocals, Ben Reffin on Bass and Jamie Barnes on Drums.

‘Coil’ has a deceptively slow easing build that breaks up suddenly into something much heavier, an excellent mash of energy and intense grinding notes. The vocals, both the harmonies and the solos are brilliant, the band know what they are about and they really know how to drive it home. There’s something almost haunting about the harmonies, like when they merge their voices together it becomes more than the sum of its parts.

‘Civility Smiles’ has some nice reverb to it, that gives way to some powerful, heavy vocals, that sound like the singer has just let go and given in to the music. There’s a lot of rise and fall to this track, particularly with the guitars and it provides the perfect counterpoint to the vocals that just balances the track out. Also there’s this amazing drawn out, flair on noise around the two minute mark that shakes up the song and adds a whole new layer on intensity to the track.

So that’s what I thought of Megalomatic and these new singles, if you want to check them out for yourself then pop over to Bandcamp. And keep up to date with the band by following them on Facebook and Twitter.


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