RISE TO ADDICTION - SOME OTHER TRUTH
Metal To Infinity
To Addiction is here with their second CD, called “Some Other Truth”. These
English lads received very positive reviews with their debut album, one that was
also released by Mausoleum Records. For ages Mausoleum Records was the home for
a whole lot of True Metal bands! Nevertheless
it seems the strategy of this Belgian label changed somewhat. What I do
mean is that Rise To Addiction was never a band I expected to sign on this
legendary label but it seems more alternative bands can count on the support of
these Belgians too.
be honest I’m not that fond of this kind of Alternative Metal but I do know
there’s a big crowd out there that adores this kind of music. Influenced by
bands like Alice In Chains, Warrior Soul, Tool but also by forefathers Black
Sabbath these guys are presenting their newbie. What I can easily say is that
this band contains some good musicians, a great front man and they’re capable
to write and perform good songs. Commercial wise there’s a future in the music
these British guys deliver.
tracks are hard rocking with plenty of melodic ingredients in them. Without any
doubts this band will score very positive amongst the new generation of
alternative Metal fans. The guitars are great, the rhythms good, the vocal lines
fits perfect. Especially the guitar solos are well tasted, Steve Wray is without
any doubts a very good Rock guitar player.
arrangements are rather alternative, contains Metal influences and can for a big
part be called grunge, or should we say ‘Post’ grunge nowadays? Best songs
to me are “Scars We Wear”, “One more time”, “Home” and “Outside”.
By adding varied elements in almost every song you can even link Rise To
Addiction – at some points to be clear - to some Progressive music.
of previous mentioned bands can easily pick this one up but I suppose this band
will get enough attention from big radio stations and so you will have enough
chances hearing them… Although it isn’t at all my cup of tea I feel obliged
to show my respect for this band by giving a high score.
My Points : 88 / 100 (Review by Officer Nice)
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