STYLE: Hard Music RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 120142-18651 LABEL: Strike First STF045 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Paul S Ganney
There's no way to mistake where this album from a Pennsylvania-based band is going, with its heavy drum intro, the rapid-fire guitar riffs and the guttural vocals. It's not quite death metal, as it's far too uplifting. It's more P.O.D. meets Napalm Death. With a different vocal it'd almost be mainstream metal in an Iron Maiden kind of way (especially on "Idolizer" where the guitar work is very good indeed). The lyrics are as uncompromising as the music (so it's very holistic) but the music does have its lighter moments - like the mid-section to "Savior" or the instrumental "Tragedy". Whilst the musicianship is very good, the vocal style is one of things that you either like or don't. Best track is "Idolizer", for the guitar work and the energy it emanates.
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