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RELEASED ON 3/23/2006
Destroyed By Anger
A Beautiful Chaos
posted on 4/2006 By:
Bouncy. Then breakdown. Shouted vocals, ganged responses. Simple riffing accented into a modicum of interest by the rhythm section. Ladies and gentlemen, if you are thinking to yourself “another goddamned metal core band” you are correct. If we gave prizes for being correct you would win one.
What the hell can you say about this stuff that isn’t already belabored to the point of saturation on this and every other metal review site? Nothing. Not a goddamned thing. This music is, officially, the eighties dance pop of the aughts. And this band has the potential to rock the world the way Wang Chung once rocked it. Which is to say, in a completely hack genre they present the exact same style and method with a little panache and decent catchiness in the songwriting. But you can’t possibly care at this point, can you? I can’t. There is promise here, but my god, the world not only does not need another metal core record, it actively needs to eliminate a few that already exist. The best examples of the direction that might get this band past the hack are the melodies of “Conflicted” and the general up a notch style of “Symphony of the Shallow”. Both songs reek of do it like everyone else-ishness, but I can hear the sparks of something greater in them.
The vocals sound just a very little like Obituary - just a very little, in the way he wraps his hollers from a low pitch to a shout. “EwoooWWWAAARRRRrrrooo EEEyinSewrrIIIIIDEaoooh” That kind of thing. And yes, there are cleans, and they zare OK. The guitars are crunchy enough, the bass is ticky and the drums are thumpy. It’s not a bad recording. Few things are anymore.
The bottom line for this EP is a fat fucking “I get it - have done for the last five years”. If I were discussing career moved with this band I would advise them to concentrate on their quirks and hooks - the things that give them that panache, and go ahead and abandon the desire to get fat off a scene hopefully soon for the dumpster. But frankly I would say the same thing to every band in this genre.
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