Two years ago when I was metal director at my college radio station, I came across with Wide Awake the first album of a California-based band called, Picture Me Broken. The album was heavy, their lyrics were in touch with their emotions, and they were different to the scene bands that clogged that scene at the time. They been through a lot of changes recently and this upcoming December 18th they are releasing their new EP titled Mannequins.
Even though Mannequins is just a taste of their upcoming album, Corrupt Me.This EP is a hell of a taste, It’s like if you eat the dessert before the main course during dinner. The EP opens up with Torture, a very electronic and eclectic song, that partially unfolds the message of the EP. Mannequins, is the strongest song on the EP. Fast riffs, growling and clear vocals that shows an evolution in the voice of front woman Brooklyn Allman, plus the lyrical content is deep and critical to the idea of this record. Beautiful Disguise, is a beautiful ballad that pours out the emotions and feelings that Picture Me Broken wants to present on this EP. Nothing Further From The Truth, is a fast rock and roll song, that send out a message to all of those involved in this industry.
Mannequins, is not only a sample of the musical evolution of Picture Me Broken, but a tale of experiences of a young band struggling to survive in the music industry. The band sounds more mature, more compact, and with a clear plan of what they want to achieve out there. The Age Of Metal had the chance to speak with Brooklyn Allman singer of the band. We talked about, the band & their sound, her musical background, Mannequins, their upcoming full studio album Corrupt Me, their latest tour, and their plans for next year.