Platitude – 9

Reviewed: January 2005 Released: 2004, Scarlet/The End RecordsRating: 3.0/5 Reviewer: Gabriel C. Zolman Produced by Helloween’s Tommy Hansen, this release is an outstanding exception to an over-wrought, cliché-ridden genre. Though essentially a triumphant-sounding power metal band at heart, Platitude has a unique progressive bent that seems to qualify it more…

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Impious – Hellucinations

Reviewed: January 2005 Released: 2004, Metal Blade RecordsRating: 4.0/5 Reviewer: Gabriel C. Zolman This fantastically narcotic Thrash/Death record is at times inspired, and at times derivative, but always swift, aggressive, and intensely entertaining. With more Death Metal influence than the average Post-Thrash act, Impious is perhaps closer to the Crown/Defleshed…

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