Paylester – DNAlien


Skatepunk community is getting bigger each day, there’s a plenty of relatively new bands who are impressing with their innovative approach to melodic punk rock music and it seems like those bands are competing between themselves who will write more complex material. Brasilian Paylester are one the hightlights so far this year and their brand new album called DNAlien is a representative material which will shake your brain in all possible directions. It’s almost above all the expectations for some punk rock album and whoever is seriously into all kinds of music genres will recognize involvement of metal, jazz or even some experimental music, but Paylester are still keeping that punk rock essence in their music intact, proving that underground music can easily go along with a lot of other genres. DNAliens is comprised of nine realatively  faster compostions which are full of incredible guitar duels between both guitar players while chunky bass lines are punching directly in the head somewhere in the middle. Drumming is almost insane, this tempo is devastating ears in a very appropriate way, mostly followed with incredible drum fills and constant double bass drums which are more than a great addition. Female vocals are pleasant surprise to my ears and a key signature of Paylester, so I guess this band won’t be the same without female vocalist. Her voice fits well to those melodies and all the male singalongs are giving more depth to the overall listening experience. Song arrangements are cleverly written, so you’ll not be dissapointed or bored while listening to this material. It’s always good to hear new music from South America and it’s more than clear Paylester are great representatives of southamerican skatepunk culture. DNAlien is currently available as a digital download at Paylester’s bandcamp page and it includes amazing cover artwork illustrated to the perfection. Hopefully, this material will end up published on a vinyl, because it would be such a shame for this material to be lost at the junkyard called worldwide web.