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Omnium Gatherum
Stuck on Snakes Way
July 2007
Released: 2007, Candlelight Records
Rating: 1.0/5
Reviewer: Heliogabalus

If you wanted an example of metal music emblematizing everything it’s supposed to excoriate…give Omnium Gatherum a listen. STUCK ON SNAKES WAY is complete shit, an insipid and inept attempt at replacing genuine creativity and imagination with simple technical ability. It’s a dispassionate, uninspired, and completely dickless affair – a true fucking paradigm for all that is wrong with extreme music.

Omnium Gatherum has been around for a few years. They had some buzz back in 2003 for releasing some vastly overrated turd called SPIRITS AND AUGUST LIGHT. Gothenburg, Nu-metal, Metalcore – whatever…to me it’s all the same. Arch Enemy and Slipknot and Omnium Gatherum – it’s just tasteless angry pop music…

Sonically, it’s a little better than Gardenian’s SINDUSTRIES (but not as inspired) and it’s a lot worse than Dark Tranquility’s HAVEN (but equally inspired). In other words, typical Gothenburg. Everything is tight and polished – the guitarists do their wah-scale run solos, the synths work in conjunction with repetitive chugging, and everything is built around an absurd/cheesy chorus.

The problem with Omnium Gatherum is that they don’t challenge anything...subversive just isn’t part of their vocabulary…and that’s why the shit they release is fucking poisonous.

Conclusion: Better than anything by Soilwork…but that’s not saying much.
Track Listing

1. The Snake and the Way
2. Into Sea
3. Dysnomia
4. A-Part of God
5. Undertaker
6. Bastard-0
7. The Third Flame
8. Just Signs
10. Truth
11. In Sane World
12. Spiritual


Jarmo Pikka – Drums
Markus Vanhala – Lead Guitar
Jukka Pelkonen – Vocals
Janne Markkanen – Bass
Aapo Koivisto – Keyboards
Harri Pikka – Rhythm Guitar

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