Five Pointe O – s/t

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Reviewed: November 1999
Released: 1999, Independent
Rating: 0.5/5
Reviewer: Edited by EvilG

Lets jump aboard the bandwagon of trendy baggy pant wearing, adidas toting wanna be metal shall we?…NOT!!!! Five Pointe O’s bio begins with one sentence that had me worried from the beginning – “Five Pointe O is definitely ‘hard-core’…” Why am I not surprised that this band is from the US? Sure there are some great bands emerging from the States but they don’t get the attention they deserve. This is oh so typical. The first track was not even 1 minute into the song and I heard hip-hop rapping. I don’t care what anyone says but this has no fucking place in metal – period. It’s not as if the vocalist can’t do better because near the end of the first track (King of The Hill) he’s busting veins belching out vocals that are borderline death metal! Also on the second track (GP2) he even sounds slightly like David Vincent from the Morbid Angel song “Where The Slime Live.” This coolness is short-lived and all comparisons to anything metal end here, as there are just too many silly non-metal vocals that are spoken and rapped. If you like stuff like Soulfly and Korn mixed with Rage Against The Machine then perhaps there’s something here for you.


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