Imagine a pork stew with chocolate and tuna...
Mishmash, a hotchpotch of music styles. In a word, a mess. The second self-released EP from Random Mullet is random indeed. In the negative sense of the word. Don't get me wrong, I love eclectic music, nothing makes me happier than a well done avant-garde with adventurous approach to composition. It's not an easy thing to do, though. An example of how difficult it can be, is available as free download from the Random Mullet's website.
What bothers me most about that music is its nu/alt metal side. Maybe it's just me, but these melodic, nu metal parts just... do not harmonize with those jazzy/avant-garde/whatever-you-call-them ones. It doesn't click at all. Apart from nu metal, Random Mullet is heavily influenced by djent. Some melodic death metal elements are noticeable as well. Not to mention kind of industrial electronic spices. Now, all that seems to be there on its own, without any connection to the rest... A nu metal part here, a jazzy/Ihsahn'ish theme there. Horrid.
Having said that, there's no denying that it's a skilled group of musicians. Even though it is extremely inconsistent and chaotic stuff, the musicianship is good. Both growled and clean vocal parts are (mostly) well performed. So, if you like nu metal combined with... ermm... melodeath, djent, jazz, alt metal, electronic and pop, then I strongly recommend this album to you.
TRACKS BY RATINGS: 5/10[not bad]: Asshats || 4/10[passable]: Remission; Paradox Poetry || OVERALL = 43/100