From Helsinki, Finland comes the alt indie outfit called  MADAME DE C*** comprising Benjamin G***Mikko K***, Daniel U*** and Visa D***.

MADAME DE C*** - alt indie from Finland


MADAME DE C*** deliver music which splays across the room in showers of sparks as drum and guitar flash across each other in an explosive mix full of sublimation.

Melding garage rock and studied musicianship MADAME DE C*** is able to deliver material which melts like a soldering iron and as finely tuned as an undersea welder, the quartet deliver cemented bases from which to finesse their showers of light.

Whilst I can find much to enjoy in the material, I will always feel somewhat short-changed by the band name.

I offer this as a band worthy of consideration,  I will cut the review short – you judge.


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Fear Of Domination

Fear Of Domination is Saku Solin (Vocals), Lauri Ojanen (Bass), Johannes Niemi (Lead Guitar), Jan-Erik Kari (Guitar), Lasse Raelahti (Keyboards) and Vesa Ahlroth (Drums) an industrial metal outfit from Nurmijärvi in Finland.

Fear Of Domination - industrial metal from Finland

Fear Of Domination

With theatrical aplomb Fear of Domination make a welcome addition to emerging indie bands. Somewhat more experienced than typical bands reviewed, the  sextet have learnt their stage craft well and the addition of keys to accompany rhythm guitar lends a far wider spectrum to the distorted metal that slams out of the speakers in a frenzy of noise and phlegm.

I often find that Finnish bands have a harder resonance to their material than their fellow Scandinavian neighbours, perhaps it is the more isolated historical geopolitics that has led to this fairly distinct difference and Fear Of Domination are no different in this regard, as although there is the recognizable Scandinavian feel of open space and frozen landscape, this is tempered by a razor edge force that spills through the music.

The material hammers around the room in a thunderous roar of activity, but by tempering with keys, the sounds are blended into an intriguing flow of music which reminds me of a raging sea – a powerful and destructive force, yet simultaneously unmissable and mesmeric.

Whilst the recorded material reflects of the intensity, I get the impression that a live performance would raise this from something to keep on the track list, to an impressive night out.


Paperdoll – Single – Fear Of Domination is available on iTunes*.

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