Album Review: Seething Akira 'Dysfunctional Wonderland'
Updated: Sep 9, 2021
Seething Akira is proving with 'Dysfunctional Wonderland' that the band is just getting started with their heavy-hitting sophomore release.
Seething Akira proved to many of us with their freshman release Sleeping Skeletor that there was something special and unique about the 6-piece Nu-core/metal/electronic act.
"Other titanic gems such as "Superlumunial" build upon this experience the first track has put forth. With a massive guitar solo and euphonious gang vocals, it accentuates an already impressive listening experience."
With their self-aware lyric delivery, punchy vocal style, and unrelenting instrumental fervor, there was no denying that the UK act was on the verge of crafting something that would rattle the music industry. If they created another album, not only was it going to garner massive amounts of attention in the scene but also bring something new and exciting to the table.
Seething Akira's sophomore release, Dysfunctional Wonderland does this and more. Opening with a leviathan of a track, "Knock Off God," Seething Akira gives behemothic insight of what's to come for the rest of the album. With their trademark honest lyricism and hard-hitting instrumental backdrop, it's impossible not to get roped in with the energy this track brings for the duration of the experience.
Other titanic gems such as "Superlumunial" build upon this experience the first track has put forth. With a massive guitar solo and euphonious gang vocals, it accentuates an already impressive listening experience.
"Smile Thief" continues this energetic journey with huge melodic guitar riffs, taking the album to another place entirely. When you feel that Seething Akira has shown their whole hand, "Smile Thief" comes through stealthy and delivers something else entirely. "Smile Thief" shows that Seething Akira is more than capable of successfully mixing things up on a record without disrupting the focus of the album.
Finally, "The Fallen" delivers something beautiful and brutal all at the same time. Mixing things up again on Dysfunctional Wonderland, it's a fantastic way to show off their creative chops lyrically and instrumentally, playing with harmonies and rap sections within the track, making this the standout centerpiece of the record.
Dysfunctional Wonderland is an exciting successor to their first album, building upon what we loved about the 2018 record and improving upon many things that otherwise felt untapped into by tenfold. While this band is still growing worldwide into the scene, it's easy to see that Seething Akira is going to be a staple name to look for in the future within the next few years.
Dysfunctional Wonderland is available everywhere on all platforms.