Release DetailsLABEL Backstreet Records
RELEASED ON 8/20/2005
Chronicles of Love & Hate
posted on 9/2005 By:
I was talking with another person on the MetalReview.com team earlier this week. If I'm not mistaken, he said something like, "I don't even like reviewing albums I enjoy anymore." Thinking back, I can recall a similar time in my life, but seeing as how I haven't been blown away by anything since I reviewed the new Darkane, I'm quite the opposite. Every single band I sit down and start to review, I'm always hoping it's going to be something amazing that I can rave about. Chronicles of Love and Hate isn't one of those albums, but I really wish it was.
This sounds like the primal and more metal beginnings of Godsmack/Nickelback/Puddle Of Mudd. More accurately as I really absorb the music, it sounds like Bullistic will eventually reveal that they're the bastard love child of Sevendust and Machinehead; mostly due to the sort of overbearing vocals. However, these vocals seem to be the saving point of the music, as the guy can actually sort of stay on key, which isn't too impressive given the standard and rudimentary riffs, but it's something. If it weren't for those vocals reminding me that I'm supposed to be doing an album review, I'd probably assume I had someone's MySpace profile minimized or something. The production ain't so hot either kids, but that might be more of a personal preference. The flat sounding snare sticks out in my mind at the moment. I like their cover of "Stuck In The Middle With You," though.
Bullistic is that band that resides in everyone's hometown, still drinking at the same bars, still playing air hockey and punching the jukebox when it doesn't play "And Nothing Else Matters", and still clinging to sort of a discarded faux-southern sound that most people got through with the moment they heard it. It's far from horrible, but it's just as far from being considered memorable or innovative. Sorry, it's the truth though.
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