Montreal , QC, Canada- They call themselves Tested On Humanz. The members of the band are Matt Jingles (Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar), Manu Pako (Bass, Back Vocals), Rod Madcore (Keyboardist and Effects), and Stewie Button (Drums, Back Vocals).
The 2017 album offering is the Nu Metal titled Demencia. It includes songs like “Requiem,” and “Insanity Of A Dead Poet.” This newest album from Matt Jingles has unleashed some powerful and heartfelt vocals with backup vocals that virtually rip into you; accentuating the depth of rage and torment being portrayed throughout the album. tested on Humanz are known for their soulful music that emotes true emotion in each song they create. If you want to feel the music you are listening to, Demencia is the album for you.
Lyrics such as, “Break the counting gear“, and “take over your inner fear,” “Voices in my head, said I’m dead, my mind is running in the red” and “I’m like a rolling stone, cold to the bone, above the desert sand and wonderland” make it clear that Jingles and hiss crew are able to transfer emotions directly into the lyrics as seamlessly as Jingles does his riffs.
If you are looking for a truly emotional glimpse into the band’s deepest desires and heartbreaks, and be transported through a few of your own; this is the album for you.
Lead singer Matt Jingles brings a new voice that easily transitions from gravel to silk. He is backed by Manu Pako on Bass and Stewie Button on drums. Rod Madcore handles keyboard and gets credit for all the electronic affects. Together they are a tight knit group that explodes with raw motion on the five track album. The group states that their music is influenced by everyone from Adrenaline Mob to Trivium with The Doors and Frank Sinatra thrown in for good measure.
I don’t know if Old Blue Eyes is listening to them from his home in heaven but I’m sure he could relate to the emotion a matching those lyrics invoice if not the genre itself! Jingles voice and lyrics are full of power and raw emotion and conjure up, in my mind, and image of square jawed masculinity. The album should be played more than once if you want to dig into the essence of the message.
Insanity Of A Dead Poet was my favourite track to do the hard driving words the voice that throbbed with rough edged emotion and musical effects that at one point reminded me of those sounds produced by a very old a.m. radio. Although not an album I would listen to if I wanted to relax before going to bed it is well written, sung and played. If you are looking to splurge on music this month, I would start with this album! It just might be the beginning of a great series from Tested On Humanz.
Fans from all over the place are quickly becoming fans of Tested on Humanz. If you want to keep up on what the band is doing,, or just hoping to make a connection, you can visit their Facebook page; or join their official fan site. If you want to download their latest digital release, visit Bandcamp . this group works hard for their ever-growing fanbase, which is why Explore Local Music believes that Tested On Humanz is on track for success!
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