Release DetailsLABEL Metal Blade Records
RELEASED ON 10/4/2005
Paths of Possession
Promises In Blood
posted on 10/2005 By:
So...what happened? No, I mean, what happened to music? Remember that stuff that was exciting and made you want to crash your car off a bridge because of what an utterly invigorating feeling it gave you? For anyone who's heard Paths of Possession, you should already be confused by the word "invigorating" appearing in the review, as Promises In Blood is about as stale as it comes. Would you believe me if I told you that this band was fronted by George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher and once held former Morbid Angel's Richard Brunnelle on guitar?
As our very own Erik Thomas stated not long ago, "something about being a Cannibal Corpse vocalist for some amount of time makes you form a boring, mid-paced, side-project, eh?" He then went on to liken it to Six Feet Under with some melody and solos. As I sat there reading, having a brief laugh over how bad it could conceivably be, something hit me: I just signed up to review Paths of Possession a week earlier. Good news, though - it's nowhere near as uninspired as SFU. Well, it's uninspired, maybe, but unexciting? Nope. At least not entirely. There's a few minor thrills here and there, but overall, it's so homogenous that it isn't worth listening to just for the occasional decent guitar part. It's so amateur as well, I can't imagine anyone writing this over the age of 23, and I certainly can't imagine anyone agreeing to front this band after having put time into a band like Cannibal Corpse. Hear me out, though. I'm not comparing the two, I'm just pointing out the obvious. Oh yeah, and there's an instrumental on the album, too.
I'm thinking I might have to retire at 10 AM today. These last three albums I've tackled almost send me diving for my bed. As for Promises In Blood, don't invest too much time or money into this album.
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