feature: metal in madagascar! stream the first two tracks from toamasina band behind the mask

August 26, 2016

With lead guitar runs that would make Paganini jealous and a barrage of earth shaking beats, Behind The Mask marries metalcore feel with an almost neo-classical sense of melody. Their first two singles “The Message” and “Who’s The Evil One” are laden with political and social commentary. “The Message” deals with corruption and starvation in Madagascar, while “Who’s The Evil One” asks whether the band’s image and sound make them more evil than the people they’re criticizing with their music. It’s powerful, thoughtful, and fucking heavy. Their full length The Revolution will be dropping soon, and can’t come soon enough.

By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK contributor