ABINAYA - CORPS
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Labels or bands that has stopped providing
webzines with physical promo CD’s to review - we at Metal To Infinity say no
to download the songs ourselves, followed by writing down the review. Such
manner of exposing bands and their new efforts – we refuse for personal
reasons. Other outfits able to send us promo stuff on CDR isn’t also very
professional but from time to time – we can deal with it. So we have a band to
review from France now… check it out!
to the lack of much background info about Abinaya, I can only say that
“Corps” is their second album, recorded and mixed by K. Pandele of Paris
based Wavium Studios. Heavy production to enjoy on the new album that has been
distributed by Brennus Music (Satan Jokers), promoted by Replica Records / Two
Side Moon Promotion company.
own knowledge in France Metal music – well, we have to go back to the eighties
to bring back in mind greats like Sortilège, H Bomb, Vulcain, Satan Jokers,
Trust, Nightmare, ADX, Warning, Attentat Rock,… I’m also very impressed by
nowadays French Metal band Hurlement! It was and still isn’t a scene that can
be considered as ‘big’. But is a band like Abinaya comparable with these
mentioned ones? Not at all actually.
plays a modern form of Southern, real groovy Metal music. Pretty good singer who
does his job using the French language. Heavy guitar riffs with good attention
for quite technical details – yeah, I can hear some tricks akin to the
excellent guitar works of Down, Soulfly, Korn,… with all respect for the
players but this way ‘groovy’ kinda Metal is not what I can announce as
‘my favourite alley’.
still, I hear a band that has potential on board – at the other side I have my
doubts on an international breakthrough either. With all respect for the French
language but maybe the band should be re-work the album and use English lyrics
instead. The combination of this type Metal music doesn’t match that well with
lyrics written / sung in French. If Belgian Metal units should sang in their own
language – I also would say hell no too!
just heard a band with possibilities to catch the attention of those hooked on
modern, groovy and Southern minded Metal stuff. As for me – well skilled
players one by one but unfortunately, I'm not impressed by forms of music like
this. Gimme back my 80s or US Metal instead! Check abinaya out at; www.msypace.com/abinayarockpage
My Points: 70 / 100 (Review by Stefan)
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