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One of the best albums I've ever heard,
This review is from: Redefine (Audio CD)
Redefine is a must have for any Hard Rock, Post Grunge fan kicking offwith Pride and the title track "Redefine," two of the cleanest cuts ofmetal meat to ever peel from the post-grunge femur. Both feature flat,cutting guitar riffs boiling over stomping percussion; vocalist RyanMcCombs seems to tear out, chew up, and ultimately swallow the sinewyremains of his own Adam's apple. The tracks belong in that post-grungehall of heroes alongside Saliva's "Click Click Boom" and Drowning Pool's"Bodies," songs that transcended genre cliché with brute force and realgroove. (SOiL make a point of remembering Drowning Pool's Dave Williams intheir liners.) The remainder of Redefine can't fully sustain its initialenergy. But while Soil pay heavy dues to Alice in Chains ("SomethingReal") and Korn ("Cross My Heart," "Love Hate Game") throughout, McCombsand guitarists Shaun Glass and Adam Zadel consistently generate their ownbrand of caustic heat.