Release DetailsLABEL Underhill Records
RELEASED ON 11/30/2007
Another Kind Of Death
Sleepless Every Night
posted on 3/2008 By:
So, Spain’s Another Kind of Death are trying to compete with Italy’s The Secret for Mediterranean band that apes Converge the best?
Noisy, caustic and angular hardcore fills every crack of Another Kind of Death’s second album, and while better known US bands like The Chariot, Engineer and Achilles might get more press and attention, Another Kind of Death are just as competent, but also just as redundant and tired.
Even with the requisite Allan Douches' mastering job delivering the expected chaos, lurch and squeal, the entire album just comes across as horribly familiar; a few minutes of discordant, spazzy blast, a few minutes of loping, groove, the occasional laid back (i.e “… And I chose You From Dead”) or quirky spurt and lots and lots of hoarse screaming with the occasional spoken word. It’s a formula, that if you enjoy it, comes across well enough, but when you listen to metal records essentially for a living, grates a bit especially considering the modern metal climate, where this kind of cranky, Converge/Coalesce loving caterwauling hardcore is a dime a dozen.
Unlike recent releases by say Advent or Strangers, I feel no desire to give this any other listens above and beyond review purposes-and I’m half Spanish. Tracks like opener “The Rope”, “Golem” and lumbering “Alcohol and Glitter” are competently intense and acerbic, but it’s just all by the numbers noise that seems to lack anything special and fits in line with the hundreds of other bands playing the same style. Being from Spain might garner them a tad more international attention, but otherwise Another Kind of Death are simply Another Kind of Noise.
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