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Caught in the Between
Horse Metal
October 2010
Released: 2010, Self-released
Rating: 0.5/5
Reviewer: Luxi Lahtinen

"O´ my ol´ cow´s sweet ´n´ warm balls…, now what the heck is ´Horse Metal´? First of all, I have to admit that I tend to like all this musical terminology a little bit when you have a meaningful idea behind your purpose to call something as e.g. ´Reindeer Metal,´ or ´Pagan-ized Xrstian Metal,´ or ´Pussycore´ – or just whatever-Metal-or-core, but then again… ´Horse Metal??!!´



Well, I remember this Texas-based humor Thrash/Death troop Dead Horse calling their stuff as ´Horsecore´ – and even understood well the humor (partly at least) behind the concept of their own stuff. But Finland´s Caught In The Between seems to be a tougher nut to crack conceptually – much harder and tougher to be more precise, I think. Whatever signals they want to send out with their ´Horse Sh… (er!) Metal´, I don´t hesitate a second to say I don´t like them. In fact, they do suck - and especially their drummer who has obviously chosen a wrong instrument to begin with.



Musically they represent a terrible mishmash of – roughly said, several both Metal and non-Metal styles. It´s actually really hard to pinpoint what kind of message they want to send out to people by their ´Horse (Shit) Metal´, but I already am positive to say that approx. 99,9% out of us will not get it anyway – and that insignificant 00,1% minority who may get it, must be clueless about any good Metal in a real life.



I don´t feel any sorry, or guilty to spit it out but Caught In The Between´s ´Horse Metal´ could well be nicknamed as ´Going-Straight-Down-The-Toilet-Pipe Metal´. This is just a worthless shit, and I need some pills for my headache now that spinning this sewer blockage caused me. Uh, next please…"
Track Listing

01. Horse Force
02. Chaos in Capitals
03. Embedding Emptiness
04. Place in the Sun (Grave in the Shadow)
05. Imperial Horse Cult Armageddon
06. Little Black Riding Hood
07. Snake Charming
08. 13 Candles

Lineup

Otto (a.k.a. Ode) - Vocals and rhythm guitar
Vottonen (aka Mr. SeaSatan) - Lead guitar
Vekku - Bass
Tapsa - Drums

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