Gryp - Indecision

Friday 1st October 1999
Gryp - Indecision
Gryp - Indecision

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Metro Vox MOD8178

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

This is fierce hardcore music that will appeal to fans of bands like Korn, POD and even Marilyn Manson. It has to be said that Gryp punish the eardrums with a sound that could paralyse a bull at 100 paces and yet beneath the raw intense surface there is a subtle God focussed message that penetrates the heart. 'Indecision' is the second release for the Californian four piece who mange to pull of a recording that is able to combine an understated lyrical and musical desolation with huge blasts of hair-parting powerful passages of hardcore intensity. Whether its the angst ridden agony of 'You Were There' or the sheer brilliance of 'Good Enough', Curtis Shamlin's vocals mutate from a relentless shriek to the quietness and vulnerability of a whisper in a manner that demands full attention. Lyrically and musically this is uneasy listening but when it comes to communicating with the disillusioned slacker generation, this is potent stuff! A fluid yet solid rhythm section underpins the excessive and expressive guitar playing of Jason Garcia and overall, this is a breathtaking rock album that leaves me with no 'Indecision'. Top stuff.

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