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Third time not all was a charm....
on September 15, 2008
I have been listening to metal for a very long time.I pride myself in the knowledge that i am very open to change in a band.Sadly this collection of tunes although tight and tough just did not show the next step in evolution i had hoped for in such a talented group of guys.On their first release it was fast and hard.Quite impressive.Temptation showed a swagger not unlike C.O.C.,a little loose but a lot of soul.On this recording i am afraid they suffered the curse of OZZfest.Playing all summer with a bunch of screaming death bands will make you lose your soul and they lost theirs somewhere on that road.The Showdown was the brightest spot in a otherwise bleak line-up last year and now they pay the price.
Don't get me wrong there is still plenty of good music hear to listen to,But what could have been the album of the year instead will be just another pretty good disc.Maybe next time they will find the true heart of their music but i know i will not be pre-ordering it in anticipation as i did this time.