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Eponym

     
         
         
         
     
             
Pseudonympho are a progressive grunge metal band from the UK who released their debut album 'Eponym' in 2013. Fusing elements of grunge with rock and some metal thrown in, the album is full of sinister sounding songs, haunting almost eerie melodies and some fiery vocals.    
             
The opening instrumental 'Apotheosis' is almost tribal in its rhythm and is a good build up to the chilling intro to 'Accident Of Birth' which meanders through some ballsy guitar riffs and vocals so full of angst and anger that it will have you moshing uncontrollably. 'Pathetic Island Fallacy' rattles along mid tempo with some cracking guitar hooks and a catchy chorus. An eerie intro to the seven minute plus epic 'Sunshine And lollipops' gives way to a slow doom like stomp with a vocal style a cross between gravel and growl, full of anger and attitude.    
             
The foot tapping 'Buried Alive' ups the tempo as it rattles by in a blaze of guitars, growled vocals and thunderous drums. 'Big Enough For Rehab' is a solid slab of rock, with a chunky guitar opening riff and probably the best vocal performance on the album. This is a really good hard rock song with a great rhythm and some excellent guitar work. The intriguingly titled 'The Air Is Thick With A Palpable Miasma Of Wilful Ignorance' is two minutes of very eerie, very chilling music and sound effects before 'Matryoshka' kicks in with a very heavy guitar intro and the song is the heaviest on the album as it stomps to a conclusion.    
             
'Educate Yourself' is another mid tempo stomp, full of angst and vocals that are almost spat rather than sung. The frenetic 'Bombs Fall Backwards' leads into the final song 'Ugly Inside' with a great opening guitar riff and is an awesome example of what was all good about the grunge genre.    
             
Overall, an album full of mid tempo stomps and romps owing much of its sound to the era of grunge with some hard rock mixed in.    
             
             
Review By Iron Mathew Collins    
             
             
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