MY REGIME – Deranged Patterns

MY REGIME - Deranged Patterns
  • 8.5/10
    MY REGIME - Deranged Patterns - 8.5/10


Scarlet Records
Release date: June 23, 2017

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There’s an unpredictability to the songs on Deranged Patterns, the second album from Sweden’s My Regime, that adds to the edgy punch of the music. The best Thrash tends to have sections where riff and rhythm combine to form an aural “pocket” to get the necks swiveling in time before flying off into solos and sped up time signatures; these are the moments where the kinetic energy of the songs are coiled up for the eventual cathartic release; the moment just before the mosh pit explodes.

“Rays Of Grey” has an awesome pocket, but instead of using the pocket as a springboard for immediate explosion, My Regime instead drops the bottom out with a death crawl slow bridge and then launches into the stratosphere. The effect is dizzying, and they bring out a similar sonic surprise with the follow up track “Off To War”. The track has a fantastic Slayer-esque pocket that rides for a couple verses before the band downshifts into a slower, but still chunky section that somehow sounds like an ultra-violent badass donning armor and checking his weapons before the final section of the song thrusts him into brutal combat.

The thrills don’t cease there. The next song “I Am” is a fast declaration of Thrash precision; after that “The Sound Of Dying Dreams” gives fans a few bars of what the title promises the listener. “The Smiling Dog”, “The Cage”, and “Surreal Reality” are all complex workouts for a band that is top shelf at each position.

Deranged Patterns is well-named; there are patterns to be found—it’s a Thrash album, for Cthulhu’s sake—but they shift and connect into a unity that is never predictable … never dull.



  • Daniel Waters

    Daniel was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio. Iron Maiden’s Piece Of Mind wasn’t the first Metal album he owned, but it was the one that lifted the lid off his soul when he received the record as a gift on his 15th birthday. He's been a Metal fan ever since. He's probably best known as the author of various Young Adult novels such as the Generation Dead series and the ghost story Break My Heart 1,000 Times, now also a major motion picture entitled I Still See You, starring Bella Thorne. Writing and music, especially Heavy Metal music, has always been inextricably linked in his mind and career. His first paid gig doing any type of writing was for Cemetery Dance, where he wrote a horror-themed music column called Dead Beats, and when he was writing the first Generation Dead novel he had a ritual where he started his writing day with a Metal playlist that kicked off with “Crushing Belial” by Shadows Fall.

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