have to admit it, at the first approach this CD didn't taste nice, and
the lack of the lyrics and the incomplete artwork weren't making me
go towards a positive direction, BUT after 3 listens I started to understand
what good was lying in the plies of the 9 compositions.
I can therefore only talk about the music, which was recorded 6 years
ago, but only in 2005 the Czech gang was able to find a convincing label
to release it.
"Zodiac" opens the fire with remarkable Death/Thrashcore,
full of raw, drunk vocals and other clean declaiming ones, while "Lack
of Interest", is funny and strange aggressive Metal with slightly
"A Lost Game in Advance" kicks ass and hell will break
loose live with it: groovy riffs, effective refrain and as rude as possible
vocals on an old school Hardcore tissue tainted with Nyctophobic and
Groinchurn shades, and even better the heavy, tight, lively and crustily
screamed title track, after all the best track of the present ones.
An almost perfect song is "Before You (Inner Felings)":
this one's very tough and rich of ups and downs, but unfortunately there's
a wrong mixing of some cymbals, that makes them sound distant and cuts
impact away from the song.
As the title suggests, "U.F.O.E.T." is an interesting
piece and not only for the robotic vocals on an Earth Crisis-like pattern;
the clean vocals are mixed too low, however it's just a tiny fault.
Meagre and in your face, "I..." melts the vehemence
of Punk with the heaviness of Metal, or if you prefer, Motorhead and
Goddess of Desire, whereas "Facing the Ground" unpretentiously
applies to the live situations, anticipating the quite cool "Desperation",
twisted, full of psycho vocals, extremely dynamic thanks to well-chosen
time changes and memorable because of an unpitiful acceleration and
an Eastern finalé.
This debut presents a tangible effort of manufacturing a different kind
of extreme music, and signals a band to keep an eye on. Let's wait for
the Czechs' next move, possibly with a better and more powerful recording.
MARKUS GANZHERRLICH - 12th March 2006