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The Algorhythm
Stay Idle The Algorhythm Punk Rock Theory
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 20:32
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Following up on debut album ‘Vulture Culture,’ Belgium’s Stay Idle are back with ‘The Algorhythm’, out March 27th now on Bearded Punk Records. Spread out over nine blasts of rock ‘n roll infused punk rock, Stay Idle dish out hard-hitting drums, gritty vocalss and riffs so nasty they’ll have you reaching for the hand sanitizer you still have lying around from the pandemic. Makes perfect sense that the band met up with Cedric Maes and Alesso Di Turi of supreme rock ‘n roll leaders The Sore Losers to help with the mixing and mastering. Fact is that  ‘The Algorhythm’ sounds loud and dirty in the best of ways.

‘Out For Blood’ sees Stay Idle channeling their inner Hives, ‘Hear No Lies’ keeps you waiting for the band to stumble as they burn through a hardcore tune with reckless abandon (spoiler alert: they never stumble) and the title track goes from paranoia-infused post-something to downright thrashy over the course of 161 seconds. Elsewhere on the album, cuts like ‘Salutations’ and previously released single ‘Rip It Up’ are near unstoppable, both in energy and catchiness.

To sum things up in the shortest way possible: Stay Idle released a mighty fine album with ‘The Algorhythm’.


The Algorhythm track list:

  1. Juggernaut
  2. Out For Blood
  3. Salutations
  4. Hear No Lies
  5. Rip It Up
  6. The Algorhythm
  7. Shiver
  8. New Plague
  9. Like Morrison
  10. Primitive Beat
Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.