From the French
underwood Overcome distribution brings us a new sensational band, a
juggernaut combining the fiercest species of metal, hardcore, stuffed
with smooth breaks.
Take "0014", which has a brutal start, a melodic passage
and quite corrosive intervalled vocals alà Naked City,
before sudden and unexpected rhythm changes. You'll feel like on a rollercoaster
planned by a psychotic Horror Chamber freak. It's very disquieting crusty
music. At a certain time the guitars are now mono, then stereo and mono
again, and I can hear some noises and background vocals, all of this
introducing us to a crescendo finale.
The short following "Parking Machine" comes without
interruptions, mixing Dillinger Escape Plan, Coverge, Burnt by the
Sun, etc.: a pure concentrate of restless violence, while "Own"
is the best arranged track, also boasting an effective drum work; the
guitars are heavy and pyschedelic, and then it's time Nostradamus zero
zero quatorze run us over with a raw change, and all hell breaks loose!
This song could be described as a swing of emotions and a paradise for
odd time lovers.
The very good sound derive from the engineering in France and Converge's
Kurt Ballou's mixing as well, and they help us to appreciate the 4 songs
It's a shame that the closure, "0000", is a very short
song xero-copied by the end of "This Love" by Pantera,
with just some guitars more, but this ends up with being the only fault,
just a petty crime I quickly forgot by admiring the mad visionary artwork
and the lyrics written in a manner that's gonna make enigma and crosswords
experts glad to decipher. Great work you've done!
MARKUS GANZHERRLICH - 20/1/04
Alexis, P, 17 rue de Vaucoulers, 75011 Paris - F