Modus Operandi

Modus Operandi

Modus Operandi - Modus Operandi ©1999 Street Value Records
1. Outta Control
2. Rhythm Jizm
3. Dekonstruct
4. Mainlined

Modus Operandi is a DIY-spirited crossover band that mixes quite a few different styles in an attempt to make their own sound. On their short four song EP, one can catch influence that ranges from Ministry to hip-hop to metal to even a hint at 80s pop. Believe it or not, this actually fairly enjoyable and definitely catchy. Naturally, a simple repetitive guitar riff as on "Dekonstruct" over a thumping mix of live and programmed drums helps one know where the song is going instantly. On "Mainlined", the intro keyboard somehow screams 80s to me. With a little concentrated effort on continually forging a singular identity, Modus Operandi could evolve into a heavyweight in the genre of industrial tinged metal. So long as you don't mind your heavy music danceable, this is an EP worth perhaps checking out.

Review by John Chedsey

Review date: 09/1999

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