FFO: Body Count, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot
Tuscon, Arizona street metal outfit Like A Villain have released their newest single, the Terminator-influenced, metal meets hip-hop banger, “$kynet.”
The track, recorded at Studeo Goest and produced, engineered and mastered by Ryan Daminson, is reminiscent of classics from Body Count, Rage Against THe Machine and Hatebreed, with a modern twist.
Lyrically, “Skynet” is a biting commentary on modern society. “‘$kynet’ digs into the division between those who run our government and it’s citizens,” explains the band. “The track paints a picture of a bleak existence where we all have the the commonality of death. The decisions of our representatives affects our overall existence and ability to live our lives as meant.“
CREDIT: Like A Villain
Straight from the edge of the Sonoran Desert, Like A Villain blend modern metal with high chaotic energy and unwavering groove. Formed in 2017, they had set their sights on swarming the modern street metal scene with earth shattering tracks like “28-3” (2018) and the successful single and official video “I’m Fine” (2018).
With “$kynet,” Like A Villain aim to encourage the masses to push back. “Strapped down to their decisions driven by greed, power and lobbyists the song strives for us to fight back by any means necessary,” they say, “Be the hero, but do it Like A Villain.“