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Centiment - Streets Of Rage review

With three-quarters of alt- rockers inMe among their ranks, you might expect Centiment's output to echo their main gig, but the guitar playing provides a sharp contrast - the band dub their music 'geeky gamer tech metal', and they're not far off.

Their debut is crammed with videogame references and retro synths, offset by a wealth of metal flourishes courtesy of axemen Gazz Marlow and Greg Mcpherson. A potent fusion of djent and prog - plus a few anthemic choruses for good measure - makes Streets Of Rage almost as addictive as its button-basher namesake.

4 out of 5

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com (opens in new tab), in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).