Pineal Gland Release Debut Album Brainwashed Societies

 

 

Pineal Gland are an extreme metal project formed in Dublin, Ireland by a guitarist Jan Cichos. The band’s style is a blend of thrash, death and groove metal based on irregular mathematical patterns. Lyrically it’s mainly focused on modern culture, political structures, 21st century social problems, conspiracies as well as ancient knowledge ( sacred geometry ) , forbidden chemicals ( DMT ), global mind control, human consciousness and their connection with pineal gland.
Since its formation in 2012 the project has had several members that contributed in creation of the debut album. ‘Brainwashed Societies’ was recorded by Guitarist Jan Cichos and the band itself in Dublin in 2016. The album, produced by Pineal Gland and Filip ‘Heinrich’ Halucha ( Vesania, Masachist ), mixed and mastered by the latter in Heinrich House Studio is set to be released in 2017. 

The album is now among us and I have to say this is an absolute work of art! Without doubt one of the best albums I’ve heard this year. It’s not your typical extreme metal release. Which makes it all the more appealing to me personally. It’s nice to listen to something with the variety this album offers. 

The album also has guest vocalists which add another dimension to the overall sound. Marcin Gąsiorowski ( Thy Worshiper ) provides vocals in ‘Nowhere’ and Carl King ( Two Tales Of Woe ) also provides vocals in ‘Me(n)tal Head’.

While this is a Death metal release so to speak, it very much reminds me of early MudVayne. The excellent technical aspect, time changes and just overall interesting music that personally kept me hooked start to finish. There’s some amazing guitar playing in here. Excellent Bass playing and drumming. The lyrics are also fantastic. It very much follows the album title and concept of ‘Brainwashed Societies’. 

Despite the fact this band doesn’t actually have an Irish born member, it’s without doubt one of the most interesting and best albums released by an Irish based band this year! It is truly something different from what we normally get so to speak. We have a very vibrant and varied scene here in this country, but this to me just stands out by a mile as it clearly has many influences and a truly original sound in regards to other bands based in this country. 

This will without doubt be in my list of best Irish based releases of 2017! It’s a very ambitious album that succeeds in every conceivable way. I’m also very eager to see this performed live! 

Pineal Gland have delivered something truly special with this release! 

We have the full album stream here for you to make your own mind up. I think you have gathered I really like this album… 

Without doubt the most interesting and varied album I’ve heard this year from an Irish based act! 

9/10

 

 

Pineal Gland are: 

Lukasz Szulczyk – Vocals
Jan Cichos – Guitars, Vocals
Sebastian Majka – Bass Guitars
Michal Tomczak – Drums

 

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