Release DetailsLABEL Nuclear Blast
RELEASED ON 4/20/2004
posted on 6/2004 By:
Did you get to hear Sepultura’s Roots album? Well, Ektomorph sounds like they did too. When Roots came out I dug it. I liked Sepultura, and I thought Roots was a good, simple and heavy record. It was a lot longer than was necessary, but you can always take it out and listen to something else.
Ektomorph gives you that kind of simplistic, heavy songwriting found on Roots and all the Roots clones that followed it. And for that reason it is just average. It offers nothing to the metalhead with a vast collection, and for those with limited collections, you could better spend the money on the records that “inspired” this one. And for the love of whatever higher power you worship, can we kill the sitar sounding shit already? It cheapens the best song on the record!
The musicianship is fine, with no performance making my ears prick up. The singer is a typical death shouter, the riffs are chordy and funky, but dead simple and uninspired. The solos are good enough. The drumming is steady but dull.
The production is excellent. Real meaty. I think it must be far too easy to produce a good sound these days. I have seen some very amazing things done with a PC and some mic'd rooms. It almost makes it moot to even discuss it these days. The one thing that does make me happy is the snare is nice and big sounding. Sounds like drums.
Bottom line: Roots is a much better album. This is average to the point of monotony. I would recommend you pass it by.
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