Release DetailsLABEL Compton Records
RELEASED ON 3/29/2008
The Answer To Infection
posted on 6/2008 By:
For me, breakdowns are like getting blowjobs - no matter who is delivering it, there’s really not a bad one, and frankly you can never have enough of them. Enter Ohio’s Cholera who are to breakdowns, as high school girls are to blow jobs; enthusiastic, enjoyable and fun, but not as experienced as the thirty year old porn star or clean cut wife of twelve years who knows everything you like (who would be Liferuiner or Built Upon Frustration).
Lying somewhere between labelmates I Declare War and Beyond Fatal as far as quality and heft, Cholera are one of those hardcore meets (pace and gait) death metal (vocals) bands that pretty much rely on mid paced rumbling girth as opposed to grinding forced death metal extremity and at times it's pretty impressive, but at times as faceless as you’d expect for the now saturated genre.
With six songs and one intro, the focus of the material is breakdowns which Cholera attack with salivating, sloppy glee, but they never seem to quite finish or complete a song – like the girl who pulls away or asks you to tell her when ‘it's time’. The result is six tracks of huge breakdowns littered around half hearted melodic blast beats and rudimentary structures that never seem to fully develop other than being sandwiched between breakdowns. Where as bands like say Liferuiner, Hereafter An Odyssey, A Thousand Times Repent, Fate and such, have some appeal and skill between breakdowns, Cholera are almost to the point where you fast forward to the breakdowns. But that being said Cholera also lack the polish of say Carnifex, Catalepsy, Annotations of an Autopsy, Suicide Silence and such, but having only formed in 2006, there is room to grow into that salty bar whore.
Still, resonant, cavernous moments of like “Persuasions Convey My Torment”, “This Love, Your Lie” and the title track deliver quick, frantic and sloppy moments of enjoyment that are worth a return to if you have no other options.
Wow - I really need to get laid...
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