Conceived and spawned in Montreal in 2010 as the solo-brainchild of Ralf Muller, the now 5 piece industrial/electro-rock outfit known as 22 Hertz has decided to get busy. You see, back in 2014 Muller wrote, recorded and mixed the entire album known as Detonate in his home studio (a feat not to be overlooked). And now, he’s found the right crew of ax-slayers, keg-pounders and the like, to give the project the support and representation it deserves.
Our attention today is focused on Detonate, the album’s title track. Upon listening to the first seconds, clear comparisons can immediately be made to industrial/electro-rock pioneers such as Nine Inch Nails, Filter and Stabbing Westward. That said, Muller is no copycat. His sound, his writing, and his voice are clearly and distinctly all his own. What’s more…he’s good at what he does.
The track opens with pounding kicks and a distorted guitar riff—which sounds like tearing flesh being put through an amplifier—in the correct key, of course. (I’m certain this was intentional.) The production is fantastic, and the plethora of grimy, organic sounds and effects creates the perfect sense of acceleration, and is absolutely never excessive or over-the-top. Lyrically, well, it all fits—dare I say—perfectly…
And now it’s all too late, out of love and into pain.
I feel it start to break, you let it all detonate”
NIN with a dash of Depeche Mode.
BELOW, you can listen to 22 Hertz’s single, Detonate, check out our interview with them, connect with their website and social media platforms, watch their music video, and find their booking & contact information. Please support 22 Hertz by visiting them online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing their music. And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!
Listen to Detonate by 22 Hertz:
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Booking & contact information for 22 Hertz:
Email: info (at) 22hertz.com