Release DetailsLABEL Arctic Music Group
RELEASED ON 8/27/2002
Kill My Super Ego
posted on 12/2002 By:
It's somewhat hard to really classify this band. On the one hand, you want to say they're a thrash band, and on the other hand, you want to say that they're more of an old-skool hardcore band. Then all the sudden they throw a more straight-up rock n' roll vibe at you, but it all seems to come together. The vocals remind me a lot of Kreator or Earth Crisis, but it's still pretty different from both of those. With this, their fourth album, Colour Trip has manifested a very solid offering. Every song on this album as a really driving, straight-forward, no frills riff in it. This is a really headbanging album, and not just normal headbanging. It's the kind of forceful headbanging that really destroys your neck muscles, the kind that you'll feel for a week afterwards. There's a lot of aggression (duh, it's metal), no ballads here. The final two songs are the most rock n' roll oriented, with the penultimate song adding some sort of weird accordion-like instrument. This is their first album since relocating to the good old USA (from Europe), and you do get a good American vibe from it. Production is great too, it leaves little more to be desired. If I did have a problem with the albums, I would have to say it's the vox. While Elmar Keineke's vox seem original and cool at first, they did end up getting on my nerves. It's like he's trying too hard or something, at times he begins to sound like a muppet or something. It's not a huge problem, and I did enjoy the vox somewhat, it did end up drawing my focus from their great, driving riffs. Other than that, I had no problems whatsoever. With the recent overflow of metal into our most precious genre, it has become increasingly difficult to find something that you really like. Although I did like Colour Trip, they STILL fall under that category of "things that are pretty cool, but somehow easily forgotten". It seems like EVERY new band these days is beginning to fall under this genre. Unless you are an already established musician and you're starting a side project that is considered a "new" band, then only once in a blue moon does a band come along who will make you want to buy more than one album from. That said, this is a great album and I highly recommend it, but I really don't think that I'd buy MORE than one album from a band like Colour Trip. hell, maybe it's just me who has the problem and not the world of metal!
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