by Pagan of Pagan Hel Reviews (Liverpool, U.K.)
Being in this business allows me to experience all sorts of genres and indeed various types of music, expanding my tastes far and wide as metal and none metal goes. After reviewing Martyr Art’s album Distorted Interpretations way back in 2013, I naturally jumped at the chance to review the latest single from Joe Gagliardi III a.k.a Martyr Art entitled ‘Friday 13th Nintendo Theme’
The thing that strikes me the most on this single are the keyboards that undulate through a striking passage that doesn’t contain vocals and indeed doesn’t need them, as its stunning portrayal of dramatic reassuring endeavor, offers muscular riffs and intriguing urgency that simply cuts like a knife and more than whet’s the appetite!
Starting off with simple little choppy notes it builds to an all-out climax of infused elements and pure emotion. The electronic bursts and that dark whispered sigh speaks volumes, amid other incidental sounds that capture the ears in unequalled detail.
It radiates a certain warmth despite it being a torrential downpour of ravenous riffs that compel and ignite with velocity and magnetic persuasion.