Broken Chakra describe themselves as “four guys making honest and real authentic music designed to make you jump around and to think”, a description that is very much fitting when talking about their release ‘Fractured E.P’.
The Hardcore meets Hip Hop crossover band from Prague have created a real monster of an EP that hits hard with every track. The rap and rock mixture is not necessarily a new notion as bands such as Rage against the Machine and Limp Bizkit in the 90’s pioneered a new flavour of rock. In present day (in the UK, at least) bands like Hacktivist and Skindred forefront the new rock/rap/ragga-rock scene but with it being a very small niche genre, new bands are always welcomed to try and take the throne.
Broken Chakra are originally from Prague but now reside in Birmingham and London. The whole EP is a beast that takes no prisoners, like an undefeated boxer in the ring it throws punches that cause thrills and spills upon every interaction.
“Survival Fittest” is a perfect pump up song that immediately makes you want to head-bang and/or start a mosh pit in your own bedroom (sorry lampshade!). “New Home Invasion” is a groove infested track that shows Broken Chakra’s diversity with their ability to create a song that isn’t a million miles away from sounding like early Chase and Status.
The whole EP is quick and flows by as fast as a blink but it’s an EP that makes a serious impression on you upon only a few listens. For me, this EP is a superb ‘what should I listen to’ solution to be present in your music library because it’s fresh, exciting and different.
Props to Broken Chakra because ‘Fractured E.P’ is a real treat to listen to. With a second EP in the works, I only hope that they use the experience they’ve gained to carry on this brand of Rock/Rap that really grabs your attention.
Get it here: http://brokenchakrajkf.bandcamp.com/releases