Mr Protector - Pétrole (3 stars)

Mr Protector - Pétrole


Recently featured on Predestination Records latest Premeditation compilation, French Trio Mr Protector bring us their debut album Pétrole. Spanning three languages — English and German alongside their native tongue – Pétrole is loud, abrasive and fantastically unhinged, but there is an obvious method to the madness.

With a sound appearing to draw pretty generously from common touchstones such as Refused, Shellac and The Melvins, the album is a hyperactive concoction of bowel-churning riffs, unpredictable, rapid-fire drumming, and varying degrees of frantic screaming. The occasional flashes of melody are equally alluring, especially for anyone still wincing their way through the discord.


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