Hailing from the great state of Arizona, the industrial metal trio known as Realize are proprietors of the old-school, gritty methods. Taking the painstaking approach of programming drums, as well as refusing to use amps, but rather computerized amps and modulations, the band has developed a wholly mechanical sound. The result is abrasive, body-slamming metal that has every safety feature disabled for your listening pleasure.
Realize have unveiled the third single from their upcoming and appropriately-titled sophomore album Machine Violence, the dissonant and deafening “Melted Base.” Industrial fans looking for a danceable groove need not apply, as this song brings a sledgehammer down on the listener with downtuned guitars, commanding vocals, and driving drum programming. Clocking in at just under three minutes, the track is a short, sharp shock if ever there was one, giving itself just enough time to liquefy everything in its path.