hot underground come-back in the sign of the most headbanging metalcore,
heavier and more straightforward than the previous "Global Depressing
System" as already expressed in the punishing beginning of
the opener "The Hungarian Underground Lifestyle"; featuring
a new bass player (that you can hear and enjoy from the 1st to the last
song, thanks to the excellent recording), this new 7 track feeds the
mouths of the hungry crowd with songs like the very tight "Marketing
Strategy Free Zone", enjoying the beneficial push of death
metal riffs, stagediving elements and including great anti-showbiz lyrics
; however all of the lyrics of this promo are remarkable, like the ones
in which the unity of the band is confirmed, that is "Dark Clouds
Are Gathered", starting with a hard rock riff and then taking
back the main path, enriched by an irresistible chorus; this track follows
the granitic kick drums and the savage vocals of "Ties that
Bind", which besides "As Daylight Yields",
a groovy HC/Metal Lake of Tears' cover version, is one of the best songs
here included along with "Writing the Requiem ...2003"
(a new version of an old song of the Hungarian band, gifted with a full-of-pathos
guitar solo and then a welcome neckbreaking riff, rare to listen to
these days) and the final "Against All Odds We Move Along"
The slayers are awake, watch out or be sliced! 10 years and the legend
of Dark Clouds lives on...