Origin: Portugal
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Head Control System  

This band has all the makings of an unconventional group (an interesting name, the appearance of Ulver mastermind Garm, the album released on The End Records), and indeed, Head Control System is a band marching to a different beat. This is the brainchild of Daniel Cardoso, formerly in Sirius and currently part of Reaktor, he basically recruiting Garm to flesh out the project. When all is said and done, though, perhaps the result here isnít quite so surprising, given the two players involved. Murder Nature is a moody, eclectic, alt-prog-rock-metal album, a perfect fit for The End Records, with a style that might at times bring to mind fellow The End artists Age Of Silence (by no means a close soundalike, but a kindred spirit). At times quite heavy, at other times almost catchy, and still other times serene and strange, itís clearly one of those albums that takes some time and effort to absorb. Whether either Cardoso or Garm choose to make this a full-time proposition is questionable (they donít play live, and donít appear to want to pursue that direction), but for now Murder Nature is an excellent avant-garde metal album.

Current Members

Garm (Kristoffer Rygg)

vocals (Arcturus, Borknagar, Ulver)

Daniel Cardoso

all instruments (Sirius, Vertigo Steps)


Murder Nature 
2006 The End
  1. Baby Blue
  2. Skin Flick
  3. Masterpiece (Of Art)
  4. Blunt Instrumental
  5. It Hurts
  6. Watergate
  7. Seven
  8. Kill Me
  9. Wonderworld
  10. Rapid Eye Movement
  11. Falling On Sleep
  • Garm
  • Daniel Cardoso

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 


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