Advent - Remove The Earth

Published Monday 21st April 2008
Advent - Remove The Earth
Advent - Remove The Earth

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 40993-13941
LABEL: Solid State 5099950508525
RELEASE DATE: 2008-02-08
RRP: £13.00

Reviewed by Graeme Crawford

The demise of Beloved in 2005 shocked many fans, but drummer Joe Musten returns as frontman for Advent, along with ex-bandmates Matt Harrison (guitar) and Johnny Smrdel (bass). Forging a more aggressive musical path than Beloved, Advent utilise down-tuned riffs and pounding rhythms as the soundtrack to their messages about the state of the world and their faith. Musten roars and grunts his way through the 10 tracks on offer, but the songs are very one dimensional. As a result, the album fails to hold your attention and the tracks merge into an uninspired, cacophony. Not even a guest appearance from Demon Hunter's Ryan Clark can lift "Hanging The Giants" above the mire. "Blackout", about the current culture in America, and "Doubt. Fear. Desolation", about a crisis of faith, are probably the best of a disappointing collection.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Blackout [Listen]
2. Eulogy [Listen]
3. Set Apart [Listen]
4. Hanging The Giants [Listen]
5. The Anger Of Death [Listen]
6. Reflection [Listen]
7. Doubt. Fear. Desolation. [Listen]
8. Three Seasons [Listen]
9. The Cost [Listen]
10. I Am [Listen]

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