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Misery Signals - Controller
About two years ago Misery Signals suprised with their sophomore album called Mirrors. Back then it even came back in my yearlist. So it’s pretty obvious I was looking forward to the next album of these Wisconsin based metalcore motherfuckers. I was thrilled to see their latest effort called Controller on my doormat and I instantly ran to the CD-player.
Like their previous album, Controller also has an overall theme. With Controller it’s about how we are controlled by our own paths and history, and how we need to make a conscience effort to change the direction we are headed. At least that’s what guitar player Stu Ross told us. Where Ben Siegel did the production of their previous album it was this time up to Devin Townsend to do the trick. Which, in my humple opinion, he did great. The sound on the album is great. Although all the instruments are crystal clear, the whole package is rough and blows you away from the first tones of the album.
So the production is really great but what about the music itself? Starting with the first song ‘Nothing´, they immediately give me goosebumps, with a great riff that grabbed me by the throat like a pitbull, just to let go at the end of the song. The album continues with ´Weight Of The World´ and ´Labyrinthian´. Both songs that had the same effect as the first one. The greatest thing about this album is that I could go on for the rest of the album. Almost every song is just as great as the other, which is probably also because of the great vocals of Karl Schubach.
In the end I´m convinced that Misery Signals pulled off the trick to top their previous album with this one. With great breaks and turns, sometimes a nice peaceful intermezzo and heavy outbursts they convinced me. It’s just a little more exciting than the previous one and it definitely holds my attention for the entire album. So there’s one thing left to say: Get this album now!
Misery Signals - Controller
90/1001Details Ferret Records
Released on Tuesday Jul 22nd, 2008

Writer @Niamen on Wednesday Oct 15th, 2008

Tags: #Misery Signals
Tracklisting 1. Nothing
2. Weight of the World
3. Labyrinthian
4. Parallels
5. Coma
6. A Certain Death
7. Set In Motion
8. Ebb and Flow
9. Reset
10. Homecoming
Line up Karl Schubach - Vocals
Ryan Morgan - Guitar
Stuart Ross - Guitar
Kyle Johnson - Bass
Branden Morgan - Drums