“This album damn near wrote itself,” Mushroomhead drummer Skinny tells Blabbermouth, and we’re not quite sure if that’s a good thing or not. The veteran industrial metal band have just unveiled the lead single from their new album The Righteous & The Butterfly, unfortunately titled QWERTY.
Yes, QWERTY. You know, like the Latin script keyboard layout. While Mushroomhead bassist Dr F has explained (insisted?) to Loudwire that the track is “fun, creepy, unpredictable” and inspired by the Shroom’s early output, we think this one sounds like a bizarre nu-metal parody, 15 years too late.
“We wanted to fuse together the fun, dark keyboard driven sounds of the old-school with a raw, heavy modern twist. We feel as though we’ve accomplished this and couldn’t be more excited that it became the first single!” That’s great, guys. Mike Patton circa 1992 called, he said, “Please stop.”
Listen: Mushroomhead – QWERTY