Release DetailsLABEL Last Entertainment Productions
RELEASED ON 4/30/2007
posted on 10/2007 By:
As another summer concludes in the great white north to make way for eleven months of sub zero temps and minimal daylight, Subcyde takes me back to the days of my discovery of Pissing Razors' Cast Down the Plague; T-tops removed, young bikini-clad flesh frolicking about on the hot sand as they look at me driving by with the same expression they no doubt cast to a serial killer.
What do you need to know about Subcyde? Imagine a freakish mix of Hypocrisy and Pissing Razors, or Hatesphere and Damageplan. The child may not be the same but it will sound similar in either case. This band is for the most part aggressive dark thrash. They can write some pretty good tunes, in the same way Damageplan wrote some decent songs. Apparently they saw the light of day in Sweden but I could swear they are playing backyard barbecues down in Texas with their frequent power grooves and Panteraesque predictable solos. To the underground metalhead, the songs appear to have good intentions on the surface, but slowly seem to reveal their plan to appeal to a more accessible audience. To the exclusive Best Buy metal shopper, you can find some repeat value in a great deal of these. Honestly, I am surprised they are not signed to a major label. I can see them fitting in with the new slew of lesser-knowns at Candlelight. Personally, I'd like to see Subcyde take their skills to a more technical level and crank the riffing to an early Pissing Razors domain, but maybe I'm just indulging in some wishful thinking, hoping to fill the void that the great jumping beans left when the group called it a day. Either way this is a band with some guns to do some damage, but my guess is that none of the visitors here have evaluated anything they've ever offered simply because of lack of proper distribution.
Repeat offenders ®
"Knives in the Dark" Good riff construction and flowage. You'll know the Razors when you hear it.
"Power Smash" Dissonant chords with flying harmonics and straightforward thrash energy.
"A Sea of Serpents" Heavy power groovin' with a distinct Southern sound. Break out the catfish fillets.
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