Creations - The Gospel

Published Thursday 24th November 2011
Creations - The Gospel
Creations - The Gospel

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 120195-18660
LABEL: Rite Of Passage

Reviewed by Ian Webber

Brutally heavy, this debut hardcore album is full of thumping rhythms and mosh inducing sections. Originally from Australia and now living in California, Creations play a brand of metal that verges on punk that has been slowed right down. One after another, they deliver tracks full of musically sparse beats and chugging guitars. Underpinning everything is some accomplished can thumping that drives along a sound that could at times labour without a decent drummer. Not only is the music forthright, so are the lyrics which are edgy and honest. In the standout "The Wolf, The Clothes", Mike Foss rips out, "Why do you treat the cross like a prostitute?" in a withering attack on the prosperity gospel. The main weakness of the album is the rather strained vocals which do not match the intensity of the music. Also, stylistically this is a rather one-dimensional album. If you enjoy your music reminiscent of a sweaty mosh 'The Gospel' will suit you fine. But do not expect too much variety.

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