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1.0 out of 5 stars Boring, Repetitive and Lacks Ideas, 27 April 2013
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Well on the strength of the snippets and reasonable reviews I thought at the price it was worth a punt. Hmmm. Well if I'm honest the cost would buy half a pint of decent bitter and that would be a far better place for my hard earned than this tripe. I love guitar music and I'll happily listen to pretty much all the forms of it from heavy to classical to bluegrass so I figured that even though there are only two - very long - instrumentals they would be at least workmanlike and I rather hoped I'd stumble across a hidden gem.

Well I stumbled across something alright and if it was on my shoe I'd be looking for somewhere to scrape it off. Bloody awful noise to be quite frank. And I like thrash metal.

Lets get the first gripe out of the way - the drums. Either the drummer is on his first 'Dummies' book or someone found an old 80's Bontempi keyboard where you can set a drum 'rhythm' to complement your 'awesome' playing. I wish I could swear and get away with it on here because the F-word is the only way it can be described combined with 'terrible.'

Guitar playing is hard to nail down. Well the playing bit anyway. Honestly I've heard much, much better on youtube when there are little kids showing off their guitar skills. Don't know who is actually playing and I really don't want to find out because that's a sore I'll avoid picking, ta. It's guitar playing by the numbers done by a player of either modest talent or someone who has learned relatively recently. It's a mixture of early 70's prog and Hendrix done very badly.

As for the actual compositions. Crikey. Where do I start? I guess with the facts. There isn't one. Nope, I can't actually tell if there is any point, progression or theme to both efforts. They simply ramble on without much of a clue with a fairly grim riff and endless Godawful soloing over the top. It's absolutely, utterly and totally garbage. In fact I'm just getting to the end of the second 'song' as I come to the end of this review and I think I'm in some sort of pain. Certainly the guitarist must be and anyone who had to record this who must have endured it more than once.

The best thing I can suggest is that if you like heavy metal, thrash, hard rock, rock, classic rock, R&B, jazz, country and western, classical, dance, trance in fact anything that can be recorded and sold, then avoid this like you have just been sent a neatly wrapped parcel from Afghanistan with a couple of wires hanging out. It really is that bad.
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Initial post: 21 Nov 2013 21:49:29 GMT
Ade Arksey says:
It is possible to articulate your disdain without being obnoxious. I implore you to give this band a second chance and check out the song 'Sonic prayer'. It's noisy, long and repetitive but my word it's glorious.
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M. G. Chisholm
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