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Opensight – Mondo Fiction – Album Review

A twisted take on metal's usual plot.....

Opensight’s quirky brand of cinematic metal is designed for true cinephiles to enjoy. With nods to Bond, 50s and 60s horror/sci-fi and cult Italian Giallo and Poliziotteschi movies, their fresh take on classic themes, their twists on obscurities and the sheer effort they put into the whole enterprise (check out their videos which are cinematic treats in themselves) has always been a joy to behold….and Opensight‘s latest album, Mondo Fiction, is certainly no exception! 

Embracing all manner of cult cinematic hits, Mondo Fiction really is an album to devour with its accompanying videos in tow – as the fun lies in spotting just how many obscure filmic treats have been absorbed into the narrative.

Don’t quote us on this but we’re sure we spotted personal favourites The Brain That Wouldn’t Die [1962] (“Stained Remains”) and What Have They Done To Your Daughters? [1974] (“In Here With Us”) and Opensight’s influences don’t just stop there. With nods to surf-rock on the likes of “Plot Twist” and a nice bit of 70’s funk on “The Chase”, the cool factor is often off the scale as the band go about contorting time-honoured sounds to suit their own warped agenda. 

Off-beat, unpredictable and unique, Opensight’s ability to breathe new life into semi-forgotten gems of sound and vision while ‘metalling them up’ is practically unsurpassed; ultimately providing a thrilling alternative to the general chug and growl of the metal scene. 

Theatrical in the sense that Opensight are consciously tapping into the dark recesses of cinema, they ably convert that particular feeling good exploitation films conjure…..that sense of unease, danger and most, of all, illicit fun! 8/10 

Opensight‘s Mondo Fiction was released independently on February 4th, 2022.

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About Chris Jennings (1976 Articles)
I love metal. Always have. Always will. As editor of Worship Metal - a site dedicated to being as positive about metal and its myriad of sub-genres as possible - my aim is to 'worship' metal through honest reviews, current news and a wide variety of features; offering the same exposure to underground bands as we do to mainstream/well known acts. Our mantra; the bands are partners and we exist to serve the bands \m/

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