Sep 2011 08

Promonium Jesters - EP2010
Promonium Jesters
Category: Industrial Rock
Album: EP2010
Stars: 4
Blurb: Although Promonium Jesters have a long history and a dozen releases under their belt, it’s only been in the last few years that this band has begun to build momentum.


Promonium Jesters is a band from Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada that was formed in 1995 by Ethan Mosely and Greg Cox. Their latest release is the four song EP2010, released as a limited edition of 200 copies in digipak form on the band’s own P in a Circle Records.

A vigorous and stimulating release, the only real drawback to EP2010 is its brevity, clocking in at a mere 23 minutes. Kicking off with the intense and clamorous “Heart Beatings,” the band’s music immediately builds a suffocating and frantic atmosphere that’s almost uncomfortable. “Rust (Long)” eases things down just slightly while taking a more conventional approach, employing throbbing bass lines and pounding drums in a steady, determined rhythm. The noise and the megaphone style voices return with “Scar Master,” which in turn bleeds into the hypnotic beats of “Omnicide,” an eight minute track of pulsing instrumental electronic rock. The noisy/stead dichotomy makes for an even and balanced disc, something you don’t see too often.

While each track is enjoyable in its own right, the relentless beats are also repetitious and some of the various sounds employed are on the simpler side. As this is this writer’s first exposure to Promonium Jesters’ music, I am curious to see how this EP compares with their older full-length releases, as well as the new full-length the band is currently recording in the studio. EP2010 can be recommended for any fans of bands like Cyanotic, UCNX, Left Spine Down, or 16volt.
Track list:

  1. Heart Beatings
  2. Rust (Long)
  3. Scar Master
  4. Omnicide

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