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Is Metal a bad word nowadays?,
This review is from: Sounding The Seventh Trumpet (Audio CD)
I don't understand all the people calling A7X hardcore, punk and/or emo. Aside from occasional tinges of the former which crop up, this album is metal, plain and simple. Ironic how bands like Korn and Linkin Park get to usurp and collectively soil the banner of metal, yet when a band comes along that deserves the title, no one gives it!
True enough that there are a few punk-ish passages to be heard on this album, and the singer's vocals hover somewhere between a black metal rasp and hardcore yelling; but the total package comes off sounding much more like something out of Gothenburg Sweden than something from the states.
At any rate, whatever people insist upon calling them, A7X is a blissful breath of fresh air into the local erm... "heavy rock" secene. Hopefully more bands will follow their example and put down the DJs, learn how to write a guitar melody, and discover how to carry a tune.