STYLE: Hard Music RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 6346-6200 LABEL: Edge Records ECD7030 FORMAT: CD Album RELEASE DATE: 1993-05-21
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Reviewed by Marc Raybold
The album opens up with an excellent track, "Masquerade". This song starts with a funky little tune on acoustic and electric guitars, but you know any second it's gonna' let rip. There's a lot of depth to 'If But For One': all the songs are well written and make good use of other instruments, especially the acoustic guitar and piano. The drums, bass and guitars have matured since the band's debut album, weaving together quite intricate counterpoint, rhythms and harmonies without losing any of the 'solid' thrash feel. The mix is also really good, the drums aren't overpowering and the vocals come across clearly. The lyrics, though always hard-hitting, can be subtle and at times quite beautiful, as on "As It Rains". There is no doubt where their inspiration comes from. With 'If But For One' Detritus are continuing the tradition of excellent thrash and metal in this country. Get hold of this album, it's a good one!
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