Ah, here we go again. Time for me to be lazy. Guitar effects, vocals that build up to that anguished roar, phat sounds all round. You know what it is, and the sound is Korn. Yeah its a lazy comparison, but theres so many bands doing this now, and the really sad thing is that theyre not bad. BUT, theres no variety. The vocal style goes with the guitar type goes with the drum beat yknow. Try mixing some of the stuff around a little. It sometimes sounds like there must be no other type of music out there, and thats just not the case. So what you get here are 4 tracks of that style of music. Its not bad, as opening track Manufucter, with its swirling guitar demonstrates. But it has so much competition to face. And at the end of the day, a couple of years down the line, this stuff isnt going to get signed. Because the scene will have imploded and things will have moved on towards whatever the industry decides is to be the next saviour of music.
I dont want to write that sort of thing when reviewing a demo, but I dont know what else to write. I mean, I like this music, but Im just getting sick of it. Korn set the goal posts for this new musical sound with their debut album, before they started missing the entire pitch with their follow up shots. Deftones kinda rearranged those goalposts, and then System of a Down wandered onto the pitch, picked them up and ran off laughing into the sunset, watching all the others trying to shoot and score. Course they get nowhere near, as they dont even know where theyre aiming. And the reason System did that, was because they mixed things. Variety. Not just one style, not just one approach. It was distinct. It was different.
Ack, thats not fair on this demo. Its more a general observation. The remaing three tracks, Sissy, Thought So, and World Of continue the theme. You know what youre getting, and theres a good Davis vocal impression on Sissy.
Ultimately, if youre dead keen on this style of music, then you might well want to check out another variation. If not, well, there are more styles out there.
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