Gridfailure are a musical project from New York that has been featured before in this zine and plays a a mixture of experimental, ambient, industrial and dark hardcore and this is a review of his self released 2017 ep "Hostile Alchemy" which will be released in March.
Drones and ambient soundscapes start off the ep nad the synths and power electronics also gives the music more of a darker style and elements of industrial and hardcore can also be heard at times and the music also mixes in a very ritualistic vibe and spoken word samples are also added into certain sections of the recording.
Traces of harsh noise are added into some parts of the songs and some tracks also bring in aggressive industrial style vocals while a couple of songs are also long and epic in length and as the ep progresses the music starts getting more diverse along with a few instrumentals and there is also a brief use of demonic growls and grim screams which add in touches of black and death metal and there is also session work from certain members of Wolvhammer, Vastum, the Company Corvette, Bellringer, Those Damn Gnomes and Megalophobe.
Gridfailure creates another recording that remains true to the mixture of experimental, ambient, industrial and dark hardcore from previous releases, the production sounds very dark and raw while the song themes focus on telepathy and alchemy.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Gridfailure and if you are a fan of experimental, ambient, industrial and dark hardcore, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Unvieled Abyss' "Mannequins" "Scourge Telepathy" and "Hostile Alchemist". 8 out of 10.