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Execution Is Everything
The Way Things Are...
Released: 2001, Independent
Recorded in two days this June, this band have put out a groove laden, sludgy, head banging demo that gives us a taste of what is yet to come. The band is from Carrollton, GA, USA and consists of Matt Bailey (guitar/vocals), Ryan Landry (drums) and Chris Buchanan (guitars).
Right away when listening to this three song EP I am thinking of bands like Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, Down, Pantera and to a much larger degree the lesser known Canadian band known as S.F.H. that features some Razor members playing more groovier “rocking” material then in their primary band. When listening to Execution Is Everything I often was reminded of S.F.H. songs like “Wicked Man” and “Dancing Dead Bones.” I kind of doubt this band is an influence for these guys but regardless there is an obvious similarities! The vocals in Execution Is Everything remind me of someone but I still haven’t been able to nail it and it’s driving me crazy! I hear a very small amount of Phil Anselmo in the vocals but the pitch is way lower here. I mainly noticed this on the first track “No More.” The way vocalist Matt Bailey belts out “no moraaaaaaahhhhh” somewhat reminded me of Phil on “Mouth For War” when he says “Reeevengeaaaaaahhhh”. The only odd thing about the demo is the last track “Self Destruction.” At 1:32 it doesn’t have much substance. The only other things that could do with some improvement (besides the mix) is the lead guitars. With some more practice and experience under their belts these guys will turn some heads for sure!
More information on this band can be found at: http://www16.brinkster.com/exeiseverything/
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