Released: 2007, Mascot Records
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall
According to my bio, this band consists of members from bands like Pestilence, Cynic, Death and B-Thong. The mastermind behind the band is Mameli, who was the creative guitar player and singer in the Dutch metal act Pestilence. When Pestilence was put to rest he disappeared from the scene and it took him 13 years to return. When he returned he wanted to work with the best musicians in the business and that’s when he got in contact with the members in C-187.
The band’s music is hard to describe but it’s a mix of metal, gangster rap, jazz and god knows what else. Singer Jelenovich screams, roars and hisses his lyrics at an enormous speed. The entire album feels weird, strange and insane. The material is pale and boring and pretty unimpressive and it’s impossible to pick any favorite songs because there simply are none.
The only good thing is the production. It’s incredibly solid and Mameli sure knows what he’s doing in the producer’s chair. COLLISION is, however, impossible to like. If you take the absolute worst from every musical genre mentioned above and add them together you’ll get C-187.