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North Queensland hardcore outfit Sanctum & Solace’s new EP Made Wrong is full of insight into the human condition amidst a chaotic soundscape.

Over the course of the six song EP the group explore the major flaws facing many modern people. The main talking points are the fixation on the shallow satisfaction sought from material objects, gratification from strangers online and the self destructive impact this can have on individuals.

Sonically Made Wrong is chaotic due to the constant, erratic changes to the rhythm. Layered upon this are passionate vocals, which unfortunately occasionally stretch themselves a touch too far and become anguished or strained.

Overall this is a nice record but is certainly not designed for the casual listener and is thus much better left to the hardcore fans of the genre.

★★