Protokult No Beer In Heaven
No Beer In Heaven
The very second I started to listen to No Beer In Heaven and “Get Me A Beer” came on I was instantly hooked. Instantly Protokult kills it with a killer opening riff that is a combination of electric guitar and synthesizer. “Get Me A Beer” has one of the wildest mix of genres and styles that I have heard in quite some time. They are on the borderline of so many different sounding genres, and for me I think it’s their relevance to “East Coast” music that grabs me, even though non of the members in the band are from Canada originally, yet they have all allocated to Toronto. If you get a chance you should check out the video that they made for the song here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY_ADjSWiK8 . If this song doesn’t take Protokult to greater heights and notoriety I have no idea what will. Throughout the song the guitar work is strong and goes with the song, none of the solos spread out further than they should and it works greatly with the synthesizer.
As you listen throughout the album your ears I can guarantee will be awe struck by Ekaterina Soprano vocals. Now I’m just not limiting her vocals to the Soprano throughout the album she sings amazing lead and backing vocals as well. The mix between Martin’s and Ekaterina’s vocals throughout is quite genuine, and somehow they make Martins’ screaming/growling style work, kind of like a “beauty and the beast” sort of deal.
Now this album wasn’t put together overnight or even in a week or month. No Beer In Heaven has been a couple of years in the work to finally to get the tracks they wanted placed on the album done and recorded. Now the artwork of the album is quite extraordinary on it’s own. With all the illustrations being hand drawn I am quite blown away by the intricate work that has been done with the album cover and book work. Protokult proves that this digital age still hasn’t taken out the true art of bringing an album to life.
If I never met up with Protokult before the official launch of No Beer In Heaven I would have never guessed that they have written a few history lessons within the song on the album, with “Flight Of The Winged Hussar” being one of the most dramatic lyrical songs on the album. Martin and Ekaterina nail the vocals throughout this song, now that I know most of the meanings behind the lyrics in the song, the performance effect is that much greater for me. Also the composition of the song is quite appealing. The way they have broken up the song to coincide with the lyrics and theme is quite well put together. Also the opening half minute of the song sounds wicked as well, I know I have replayed this part a few times when I have been listening to the album.
Now to really mix things up on the album Protokult has added “Razhival Okovi Perum” near the end of the album. If you just want an interesting listen then I advice checking out this song for sure.
You can pick up your copy of No Beer In Heaven by visiting www.Protokult.com