HOD - SERPENT
IBEX MOON RECORDS
Metal To Infinity
is a band from Texas / USA and I suppose this is their debut album. Lately I
have been more into extreme Metal but a fair condition is that I want quality.
HOD I canít get this kind of satisfaction. These guys play some kind of
mixture between Death Metal and harsh Thrash. Even some Black Metal influences
integrated their music. Letís start with the positive pointsÖ Some guitar
solos are very sensitive and I really adore screaming solos that cut me through
my bones. Also some riffs are good but the problem is I canít hear songs. I
hear different rhythms, one varied tempi but it is impossible to find red lines.
The drums are too chaotic, making me nervous all the way, especially in the
superfast parts. The vocals are some kind of grunts, understandable but not at
all good enough to get me by the throatÖ I miss the technical effects from
good Death Metal, I miss the overwhelming effect that some Black Metal bands
blew me away with.
this isnít the kind of Metal I want. Qualitative seen HOD isnít able to
please me, not by performances, not by song writing, not by production. There
are good ideas in this band but the base of a good song is important; it takes
more than using electric guitars, a bass, a drum and some dark vocals to be a
good Metal band.
My Points: 58 / 100 (Review by Officer Nice)
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