Top critical review
Not totally essential, but well worth a listen
on 5 May 2001
Despite the misleading and uninspired band name, this band are quite good and although this album is far from classic, it shows plenty of promise. This album lacks the inventiveness of bands like the Deftones and System of a Down or the commercial appeal of bands like Papa Roach and Limp Bizkit, but it is makes up for it by being more raw sounding and uncompromising. Coming across like a mixture of Tool, Korn, Machine Head, RATM and Disturbed, it's safe to say that if you like the heavier elements of nu-metal then you will like this.
My personal highlights are 'misled', 'victim', 'what a day', 'years 'and 'mindtrap'. On the negative note, some of the tracks are quite undistinguished from the rest and left me with little impression, and nothing could make me enjoy the final track 'tribute', a medley of hip-hop classics, including 'Woo hah, got you all in check' (Busta Rhymes), 'Children's story' (Slick Rick) and 'Method Man' (Wu Tang Clan). These are three classic songs that have been butchered and turned into a unimaginative and boring nu-metal-by-numbers track. That aside, this is a decent album that should definitely appeal to nu-metal heads who like more of the 'metal' and less of the 'nu'.