Hadouken! – For The Masses (January 25, 2010)
Dunno what our strictly indie fans will say now, but today I’m about to deviate from Indie music genre. Not too far, though, – we’ll be talking about quite an awesome band that represents Grindie - Hadouken! Okay, in order not to mess things up, let’s make them clear: Grindie is a mix of Indie and Grime, the result I myself like very much. And if we take a veeeery close look, then this album is an explosive mixture of Grindie, Electro, Indie Rock and New Rave, so we say “That’s totally for us” and move on.
Hadouken! – the name sounds pretty Japanese-like, pretty unique and pretty.. pretty! Don’t know why, but it’s as if you feel from the very beginning that the band is young and the music they play is addressed to those whose blood literally boils in their veins, and that it’s of course made for clubbing. Now let’s try to start with Evil. From that powerful electronic flow you somehow get active, want to run, to shout, long for speed, can feel the taste of aggression in your mouth – and in order to get safely rid of all that you should better throw yourself into the nearest club and p-p-p-party! Another good way to go would be letting the mixture of emotions out by screaming and shouting out loud. That is to say – let yourself go insane just like in their song called M.A.D.
Speaking of aggression. It’s kind of the red line going through this album, maybe dictated by the genre itself. Whatever, this aggression is very obvious with its most vivid proof – Turn The Lights Out. That’s what even the video for this song says, with vocalists glare and even his haircut.
Next single is Mic Check, and if it’s not an official single, then it should be one soon. It will put the party on fire by its boom-boom-booms and intencity, so you better ask the DJ to turn it on.
Ugly – ooh, I like those gutturalized “Ugly… ugly.. ugly..”-s heard every now and then and those almost-electro-sound synths…
I guess that’s enough for this album, because there’s not much sense in speaking too much of the genre like that. The rest of the songs I didn’t mention are also dear to me, but the thing is that people either like grindie (mostly those who like diversity in indie), or don’t because they don’t find such bands to be anything close to rock.
G_ rindie _N