A horrible hack



Year Released: 2005
Format: CD
Label: moon lee
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Jun 13, 2007
Heavy metal from Slovenia. Clean and crisp with a sound often reminiscent of bands like Entombed or Carcass (think Clandestine/Heartwork respectively) but with a distinctly modern edge that puts them firmly in the Century Media camp alongside Shadows Fall and all their gurning ilk. Despite having a cache of killer riffs, metronome-tight drumming and a singer who’s capable of a pretty mean growl, there’s something not quite hitting the mark here - a tidiness of sound detracting from the overall ferociousness and, more damning by far, a tendency towards those horrible gloopy sung vocals a la whoever’s currently selling their worthless metalcore soul for a slice of the Ozzfest pie; trading metal licks against overblown vocals that don’t so much add texture as remind me what utter cockshite Type O Negative were. Fair play to ‘em – maybe they’ll do well for themselves, but pardon me for liking my metal to shit nails and wipe barbed wire all the way rather than bail out and suck its thumb when the chorus hits.

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