Release DetailsLABEL Tribunal
RELEASED ON 11/22/2005
Six Reasons To Kill
posted on 1/2006 By:
On their split with fellow Germans, Absidia, The Morphology of Fear, Six Reasons to Kill, delivered the less impressive half of the split with their simplistic burly, death metal-ish hardcore. And now though polished up and buffed up with a shiny production and more galloping melodies to their sound, Six Reason to Kill still remain largely generic if competent and brusquely...German.
Though gunning for that Heaven Shall Burn vibe, with some death metal injections (i.e. deep growls), rumbles and lurches and even some slightly forced synths/acoustics (“Retribution”, “A Cold Sensation”), SRTK never quite peak or truly explode in anger or seething abusiveness. Despite their efforts, the album still comes across as a bit safe and mired in modern metalcore. That being said, those in need of a decently heavy, rather unimaginative Euro-core fix may enjoy Reborn.
The thing with this album is its like metal MSG-it goes right through me. Despite enjoying its slightly overlong length, 5 minutes after the record is over, I’m hungry for more metal, something to really fill me up. And it’s not for lack of trying, tracks like “Cutting Away”, “Against All Enemies”, “Dying Peace”, “Last Prayer”, “Apocalypse of Reality” and such all bring da German metalcore pain, but the band isn’t as melodic or catchy as Caliban (though “Addicted to Love” tries) or as downright abrasive as Heaven Shall Burn, so their resultant middle ground sound is just ….somewhat forgettable.
Also, the aforementioned synth/acoustic laced tracks break up the intensity needlessly and drag on a bit.
So, if you’ve got $11 or so burning a hole in your pocket, you could do worse, but don’t look for SRTK to light the German metalcore scene on fire or be an album you listen to in 3 days.
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