THIRTY 2 LIFE - GOT ONE LEFT IN THE CHAMBER
GUTTER GRUNGE RECORDS
Metal To Infinity
2 Life is a Metal band from Akansas – USA. This seems to be the second CD from
these guys. This four piece Metal band contains members who adore Heavy Metal;
Megadeth, Motörhead and Sentenced seem to be important sources of inspiration.
At least that’s what I can read about them at their myspace.com page.
to this release I hear that the band delivers melodic lines and music in which
the guitars are heavily produced. The music is mostly built on slower rhythms
but none of the songs is able to take me by the throat. Nevertheless I like the
vocal lines and the power the band brings on. Not the most sophisticated riffs,
nor are the solos mind blowing but the band stands tall. Vocal wise you’ll
hear tunes that are melodically performed but Michael Adams doesn’t contain a
wide ranged voice and his vocal sound might be the reason why I have troubles
getting into this record.
the production could be far stronger and this might be the weakest point on this
CD. For some reason I’m quite sure Thirty 2 Life is able to deliver far better
stuff! The song writing is pretty good and the band has very good ideas! If I
may be honest they need to work hard at the production and in my opinion they
need a singer with a clean and strong voice; somebody who is able to lift them
up to a higher level. At some points the band sounds Progressive, even some
Thrashy and at other points I hear some grunge. It is clear that Thirty 2 Life
is searching for its own identity and with their musical brains they should
receive that goal!
didn’t dislike any of the songs and as I’ve said before the ideas are good!
The title track for example is more than a decent song and I suppose it’s no
coincidence the guitar solo is far better than in the other songs! Riffs I hear
in “The Silence Sings”, “The Day We Dread”
and “Despise Me” are satisfying and makes me understand why Megadeth
was mentioned as being influencing! Thirty 2 Life blends melody, power and a
grunge atmosphere, making them sound as a typical American Nineties Metal band.
2 Life isn’t at all a bad band but I’m convinced there are much more
possibilities. Nevertheless these guys deserve a chance to be heard by you.
Check them out at: http://www.myspace.com/thirty2lifeband
My Points : 72 / 100 (Review by Officer Nice)
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