Metrik's highly anticipated second album Life/Thrills released on Hospital Records is an exhilarating and flawlessly executed evolution of his signature sound. Under the banner of drum & bass it draws on his love for film soundtracks, synthwave, neo-soul and the Japanese pop sub-genre, Shibuya-kei and includes collaborations with Elisabeth Troy, NAMGAWD, Roméo Testa, Ragga Twins, Rothwell and Reija Lee.
"Electric Echo," a collaboration with Fightstar's Dan Haigh and Alex Westaway's synthwave side project Gunship, encapsulates the ethos of the album merging the unfamiliar with D&B sensibilities to create a fresh and exciting new sound. Life/Thrills also marks the return of Elisabeth Troy in "Chasing Sunrise" and Reija Lee in "Cadence" making for two powerful vocal highlights on the record.
For those of a purist nature, fear not; Metrik's sophomore album is one hundred percent drum & bass and he hasn't forgotten about the dancefloor. Bangers like "Western Jam," "Fatso" and "Destination Earth" make up a serious proportion of the album's generous fifteen tracks and reinforce his status as one of the heaviest producers on the block.