Released: 2012, Siege Of Amida
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
If you read all the ‘bumph’ that comes with this release, you’d be tricked into thinking this was some kind of Avant-Garde/Black Metal/Post Hardcore/Post Metal/Shoe Gaze/Whatever “all new extravaganza” … Well OH NO IT BLOODY ISN’T! It’s a rather messy mash up of Punk/Hardcore/Mathcore/(bits of) Black Metal and bits of ambience … that frankly sets my teeth on edge and makes me want to scream “WHERE”S THE F***ING ORIGINALITY???”
I guess if you’re 16 it may be thrilling, but as a 47 year old who’s been around Rock and Metal since the age of 9(!) this is frankly a horrid mess by a band who frankly haven’t got a clue who they are or what they want to be. This could not be MORE ‘scene’ if it tried, and frankly it makes me want to sit them in a darkened room and play them nothing but BATHORY for a month solid!
Believe me, IF I NEVER have to hear this blatantly plagiarised nonsense again, then I will be the happiest old fart on gaia! I’ve given it 2.25/5 and that’s purely on instrumental and production merit and nothing more! You can take it from me that I was sorely tempted to mark it WAY lower!
Review by: Satanic Muttley