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Why On Me?
Released: 2000, Independent
Dook was formed in 2000 in Quebec by vocalist Sebastian Ducep who was joined on bass by Nathalie Baril on bass. The band was a 2 piece for a period of time till they found Alexandre Mas: drums and Luc Vachon: guitar. The band was together only a short time when they felt they were ready to go into the studio. This led to the recording of WHY ON ME? Billing themselves as alternative metal in the vein of Sepultura, Slipknot and Pantera the band continues to hone its music at live shows.
First let me say that I don’t hear much if any Shitsnot in this band. Thanks be to the metal gods. The only reason to compare yourself to Slipknot is because they are popular, not for their musical merit. This disc is 7 songs long starting off with "My Life". This is a pretty groovy song with a combination of melodic and distorted screamed vocals. The title track is the strongest song on the demo and has a very tight rhythm section with some pounding bass lines. This song has a vaguely Panteraish feel to it if only for a fleeting moment. One of the more accessible tracks on th Cd is "Come Back". Very melodic even with the distorted vocals.
The first half of the disc is definitely better than the second. It is here that Dook moves more in a mallcore direction. They don’t go full blown but the songs do become less defined and more noisy. They really need to decide if they are going to go the full nine yards and become one of the nameless rabble of noisy Slipknot clones or continue on the path which they seem to be on which is one that will bring them to their own sound. Dook have a new Cd slated to be released in early October.
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