We haven’t heard much, if anything, from MyChildren MyBride for a good five years now. In that time, the duo has managed to secure a deal with eOne Music and Good Fight Music to bring us their new full-length album, ‘Vicious World’.
The album starts with a track called ‘XeN0’. Edgy, right? It starts with an immensely heavy guitar riff, and packs a huge punch with its haunting, fierce vocals. With following number, ‘Act 1: Elysium 77’, it seems like we’ve been transported back to pre-2010, and back to the ‘Stick Stickly’ days. It has a very heavy EDM presence, something that’s noticeable throughout the album, and also features a guest vocal spot from The World Alive‘s Telle Smith.
Next up on the record is lead single, ‘Thorns’, and it’s probably one of the hardest and most aggressive releases from them so far. It seems in the band’s absence that they’ve been scrubbing up on their riffs. The only bad thing about this track is its Marilyn Manson-esque vocals.
There are many different styles and genres that go throughout this album. ‘The Acrobat’ starts in a very different way to the rest, bringing back the electronic element that’s been in the background of this album to the forefront, but it soon kicks into what we’re used to.
‘Act: IV The Laughing Coffin’ takes another weird turn, and this time in the way that the vocals are delivered. They’re ‘sung’ in a nu-metal/rap style, and this is the same for ‘KevlAr’. It’s more of a dance-y interlude than an actual track, and it’s very heavily focused on the vocal effects and 808s.
All in all, ‘Vicious World’ is a good comeback for MyChildren MyBride, for the fans anyway. If you’re not sure about this album and wanted it summed up in a few words, think Marilyn Manson, but just a bit more metal.
Written by Callum Griffin (@CalGriffinn)