Evil is an infinite entity that comes in many shapes. It’s displayed through different scenarios, often with an intricate character. In music, it’s identified with differently by musos and fans. One band that exhibits this malevolence is industrial metal quartet DarkC3ll from Brisbane, who return with their latest full-length Haunted Reality.
DarkC3ll show maturity on Haunted Reality in comparison with their debut Reboot: Repeat”. From Stitch Your Heart to $how Me the Money, electronics fusing with digitalised riffs extract more of DarkC3ll’s character from the darkness. Whilst no particular song stands out, the results are consistent enough through songs such as Preacher, Creepshow and Stab Me (With Your Crucifix).
Frontman Jesse Dracman’s voice is unique and faithful to the style, demonstrating evolution in both his vocals and his persona. His anti-religious and horror themed lyrics are perfectly suited to the current state of humanity. As for the rest of DarkC3ll, their progression in this record has been fluid and organic. While keeping the essence and quality of their sound, DarkC3ll remain a one-of-a-kind entity in Australia’s heavy underground. Anyone that identifies with industrial music would definitely find DarkC3ll one of the heavier acts at the table.