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Worth checking out, but can be hit or miss
on July 14, 2013
I'll preface this review by saying that this style of music isn't what I'm typically into and I'm probably not the target market. I get the feeling when listening to it that it's for a younger audience (teenagers), not that there's anything wrong with that.
About the album - the singer is very talented and has a great voice, and the music is mostly good too. I think they did a good job of mixing metal riffs with electronic elements. When they do it right and everything falls into place, they can kick ass and create a good vibe.
But it's hit or miss. There's several cringe-inducing moments on this album. One thing that gets old after a while is the singer's whining around mad-at-the-world type approach. Don't get me wrong, I listen to a lot of death metal and screaming and growling is something I can usually tolerate. And this girl actually does have a good screaming voice. But with song after song, it starts to feel like the same "somebody upset me and now I'm RAAAAAGGING" routine over and over again and it begins to seem like a worn out cliche. We get it, you're upset. Just chill out for a second and try to write a good song.
I get that she's really putting herself out there like that, showing her emotions on her sleeve for all to see, and I can respect that because it does take guts, but I think this album would have been a lot better if they would have toned it down on that a little bit. One song of that is enough - I could tolerate it on Blood but they didn't need to keep rehashing it.
Having said all that, this is a talented band and can rock when they want to. It's not the most sophisticated music you've ever heard, these are really stripped down basic riffs, but they work for the type of music this is.