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RELEASED ON 11/15/2003
posted on 1/2004 By:
All right, let us assess the situation here. I, Ravenous, write for a metal webzine. That webzine is MetalReview. Here at MetalReview we tend to review albums based in the areas of metal, except for nu-metal, as this “music” is not metal. That is just a fabrication that Hit Parader and MTV made up. Now let us look at the second part of the situation. Utterance is a band from Washington, a nu-metal band. They combine rap, electronica, and rock. They believe that they might actually be metal, therefore they send MetalReview their album looking for a good review.
Ok, that is out of the way, now can you pick out all the things wrong with the situation? Here, I will help. Said band, Utterance is under the impression that they might actually be considered “metal.” Well, I am sorry to break it to you gentlemen, but you are not. Lastly, they should not be looking here for a good review. I do not want to speak for the whole staff by any means, but it is pretty well known that nu-metal is not too welcomed in the realm of real metal.
None-the-less, I still gave this album the chance it deserved, just like any other album that comes through our doors. The best description I can come up with is take the worst elements of Limp Bizkit (the horrible, horrible rapping) and toss that together with the worst elements of Slipknot (thinking they’re really heavy, when they’re plainly not and their riffs suck at the same time). Then take the rapper/slash singer and let him attempt to scream to add to the supposed “extremeness” of the album, but instead the scream comes off more as a half-assed attempt at a weak growl. Toss together simplistic, go-no-where riff after riff and label it a song. Throw bland drumming behind it and some bad sampling and your starting to grasp what this atrocity might sound like. To top it off, they have the most generic lyrics about being different and just overall garbage. I have seen pictures of these guys and they are like 28, you are just not different anymore. You look like any other guy that age pretending to be cool by liking so-called heavy music. Get over it.
So there, you have it. A review that most will not read once they find out it’s nu-metal or those that will read it just to find out why it was so bad. Sure, these guys may have been down for the count from the beginning of this review, but the fault lays solely in their hands for sending in their album to site that obviously does not take too kindly to their genre. This is an album that I can guarantee about 90% of the people that surf this site could give two shits about. Now I need to stop tainting my ears and go back to listening to real metal. Oh yeah, do not buy this or even look into it.
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