The epicenter of Nu-Metal began with bands like Powerman 5000, Orgy, Korn, and Limp Bizkit. Back in 1994, PM5K busted onto the scene and their music turned heads. It didn’t take long for radio DJs to figure out their music was definitely a change in what was then, the “grunge era.” That wasn’t a bad thing, but the change in the style of metal certainly was for good.
The continuous success throughout Powerman 5000’s career has spanned over 23 years, countless tours, and 11 studio albums. With every band, comes stir ups and changes over time, however most of the music that the band was putting out was genuine and their style, not succumbing to the pressure of changing times. Lineup and label changes are almost a normalcy in music these days, but here we are in 2017, and Powerman 5000 is ready to release their newest piece to the ever growing catalogue of awesome work.
New Wave is set to be released on October 27, 2017 with Pavement Entertainment and it packs a punch of 10 fast paced and straight to the point classic PM5K sounds. Right away, “Footsteps and Voices” captures the listener with vocalist Spider One’s unique tones and melodies. Keeping up with the quick and rewarding pace of this album, “Hostage” offers cunning lyrics and an epic style that has me at a loss for words, so just listen to it!
The next track, seriously. It’s called “David Fucking Bowie.” Have I said enough? No? If you’re not a fan of Bowie, then well, this isn’t for you, but if you have any sense of good taste in music, then you’ll love the dedication to a true legend in the business. My personal favorite on New Wave is “No White Flags.” It’s almost a ballad, but I suppose that isn’t a thing in Nu-Metal. It’s a song about not giving up, standing your ground, and just being yourself. Spider One absolutely amazes on this track. Keeping this going on repeat for awhile trying to decipher the reasoning and depth. This song is so full of life and energy that the feeling of a metal band behind the vocals isn’t enough; it literally has the feel of a complete orchestra.
“Die On Your Feet” is by far the anthem of this record. The upbeat angst makes me want to start a mosh pit in my car while driving. A true Powerman 5000 feature.
Check this record out on all the major platforms on October 27th! Pick this one up early, you won’t be disappointed.
Spider One: Vocals
Ryan Hernandez: Guitar
Ty Oliver: Guitar
Murv Douglas: Bass
DJ Rattan: Drums