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Ticket To Hell
Man Made Paradise
Released: 2008, My Kingdom Music
Reviewer: Arto Lehtinen
Ticket To Hell is an one man band, out of Mexico, led by the mastermind Jacobo Cardova who previously was a contributor to Metal-Rules.com.
The eight song release is kicked off by the self titled track "Ticket To Hell" and is followed by "Dynasty". The overall impression of the album is a little bit chaotic and brutal. Actually Ticket To Hell could be described as a mix of brutal thrash with obvious industrial vibes coming up here and there. The reason why industrial vibes can be heard is in my opinion the computerized drum machine as well as Jacobo’s brutal vocals going through some effects. The album features plenty of killer cuts such with "Dynasty" really making my head spin around. Jacobo has created some damn vicious and catchy riffs to several songs, but unfortunately it has to be admitted the drum machine starts becoming a little bit too much of a dominating element on the album and leaving the other instruments in the background. In the long run, the drum machine definitely starts sounding kind of boring and repetitive with the exact beat approach going through the listener’s head. Whenever Ticket To Hell conquers the studio again to work on a follow-up to the debut album they should therefore have human flesh molesting the drums. This would be an extreme welcomed choice to have more diversity and variety to the drum sounds.
Despite the drum machine, MAN MADE PARADISE stands for a brutalized assault of aggressive thrashing-whipping metal to the bone. As stated above, the album does feature killer tunes so support Jacobo and pick up MAN MADE PARADISE as the man has put all his passion and heart into the album.
1. Ticket To Hell
3. Join The Blind
5. Eyes Of Fire
6. I Am I
7. Man Made Paradise
8. We March
Jacobo - Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards and Drums
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