In Vicious Delicious Infected Mushroom push the envelope one step further. There is a unique blend of psy trance vibes combined with new cutting edge sequencing and the Israeli duo's signature production.
The music is a fusion of psytrance, funk, grooves and memorable samples and melodies. There is something in there for everyone. Don't be surprised to hear a collection of different approaches combining Thrash Metal riffs, Flamenco guitars and Hip Hop elements.
From the first track You Are Becoming Insane. Atmospheric sounds, clever bleeps and a dry sound that makes you stick to the dancefloor like a superglue accident.
Artilery takes centre stage as a leading innovating track with heavy hip-hop undertones, deep vocals and instrumental sounds. It is the first time as far as we know that a psy trance act is attempting this and whether you like hip-hop or not, you will like this one.
The title track Vicious Delicious is more of what you would expect from Infected Mushroom. Strong beats and melodies attack the ears, persistent sounds and chopped samples merge to form another hit in all the dancefloors near you.
Infected get Heavy Weight with the next track. A slower affair of folk sounding melodies combined with heavy guitars and a theatrical backdrop.
You might already have heard Suliman which is one of the most powerful tracks. Infected Mushroom are adding a touch of magic to produce yet another psy trance anthem that will stick in your head like a sore thumb.
Forgive Me (for leaving you alone/not staying anymore) seems like a sarcastic cry to all the traditional psychedelic trance fans. Its more U2 vs Fatboy slim then a goa outfit in Israel.
Playfully the music now returns to a Special Place, the core of the known Infected sound for all the loyalists.
(Why can't I see what's) In Front Of Me brings the Mushrooms back to their heavy metal side. The vocals on top give the track a euphoric feeling as a curtain to the moody lyrics.
According to Infected you need to Eat It Raw. The dry Benny Bennasi style beat is dressed with some progressive sounds and grows on you like a tree in the spring.
Things get more serious when you Change The Formality and again there is something here to lose your head to. The 'live' instruments add a notion of tranquility in the middle of psytrance mayhem.
The album concludes with Before. A strange U-turn to the anthemic side of Infected Mushroom and a great way to finish another monumental artpiece in psychedelic trance.
Needless to say that expectations of this album were very high. Do the trance maestros still got it?
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