Product Of Hate “Buried In Violence”
My mother always said, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. But since it’s my job to inform you about this album I will have to say some things. I really hate giving bad reviews because I know how much time, money and effort is invested to make an album. But I have my own integrity to think of too, so here we go!
The first thing I heard from this album was one of the singles accompanied by a music video featuring none other than Ashley Laurence, best known for her leading roles in the first 2 hellraiser movies. She was also in the sixth one, but that’s besides the point. I will give them credit for getting her to star in their video. The song, I thought was unremarkable at best. And that’s the main problem I have with this album. Also the ill-fated attempts to incorporate some symphonic elements into the tracks bothered me. There was no need for this. Musically, I thought there was a serious lack of dynamics. The breakdowns were good but out of place. You have this thrashy band that falls back on clichéd breaks almost every songs,and that’s a shame. During some parts I seriously wondered if the guitarists even met up with the drummer to figure out their parts. Especially the opening track falls victim to this. I did however like some riffs here and there, and some of the vocals were good. I thought the bass drum was mixed way too loud, not quite as bad as THE WORLD NEEDS A HERO by Megadeth, but still annoying. I thought they went way overboard with the staccato, to the point where they would just neuter their own riffs. I really did try to find something I like on here, but it just wasn’t meant to be. I am not saying that this is a bad album per se, it just didn’t gel with me. I thought it to be too predictable and dull.
Should you listen to this. Well, yes. This isn’t amateurish or plain terrible. It just isn’t for me. But I am sure there are people out there who would love this. So go give it a chance! I , however, will have to score this according to what I thought. But don’t let that discourage you. Do check this out.
(c) Koen Oostendorp
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