M-Sixteen – M-Sixteen
Record Label: Chorus of One Records
Release Date: October 23, 2007
Fuel economy is not something that M-Sixteen practice in their music. Their self-titled release is hardcore metal pushed to the umpteenth power. The battering of Mike and Renaud’s guitars zip up the tracks in a salvo of explosive blusters as Jerome’s drumming stampede like a herd of buffalo. The ramming bass pulls of Victor are reflective of Pantera and his vocals screaming, scratching, and clawing through the tracks is Hellboy tumultuous.
The flame-broiled guitar chords roast the howling vocals and gutter the grumbling rhythms of “Equilibrist” showing that M-Sixteen have mastered the sounds of discord and terror. Their songs are tough and chewy balking at a supersonic amplitude branding “Tenia” and “Blank Head.” The band mixes in a few slabs of pop metal and melodic hydraulics in “Rouge” but most the songs are overwhelmingly hardcore pressed with a labyrinth of thwarting drumbeats and a barrage of speeding guitar bullets that jettison tracks like “Monster” and “Anatomy” to Between the Buried and Me manic speeds. The tracks are layered significantly by swigs of peal out slides and intense spins, sometimes fading to come back with full throttle.
M-Sixteen have the kind of manpower associated with Poison The Well and The Bled. Their blusters sound weathered and bold, and come at the listener with the resonance of ten ton bricks hitting the ground, tantamount to the force of Hellboy’s punch. M-Sixteen hail from Paris, France showing that the city of love has an underbelly of tumultuous hardcore.