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Magnolia Thunderpussy

727701816623
Gone Forever
Artist: God Forbid
Format: CD
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As the nu metal years (AKA the Dark Ages) draw to a close, there's little agreement as to what comes next-hardcore, noisecore, even plain ol' metal-'cause so many bands are mixing up the lot, crossing over and converting the preachy-minded to whatever takes their fancy. About the only thing a lot of the groups have in common is that they want to get medieval on your ass. Fine and dandy, but not all of 'em look set to exploit the heaven-sent opportunity thrown up by the re-emergence of Headbangers Ball and take extreme music back to the masses where it once belonged.

Direct your gaze, then, to God Forbid, a band so metal they'd be banned from any federal building for fear of frying the detectors. Ably assisted by the superb production of Colin Richardson (Carcass, Napalm Death, Chimaira), they've achieved the taut thrash focus of prime Metallica, Sepultura or Machine Head. Considering that Fear Factory parlayed an E chord or two into a few hundred thousand album sales, there's no reason these boys can't reach for the sky, armed as they are with tracks like "Better Days" and "Washed Out World." And in addition, they've nailed down the sound of Swedish death metal legends At the Gates so well that for a moment you almost marvel at how cloning technology has improved. On songs like "Force Fed" and "Judge the Blood" this combination is delivered with a fluidity that's almost frightening in its confidence and maturity.

"As the nu metal years (AKA the Dark Ages) draw to a close, there's little agreement as to what comes next-hardcore, noisecore, even plain ol' metal-'cause so many bands are mixing up the lot, crossing over and converting the preachy-minded to whatever takes their fancy. About the only thing a lot of the groups have in common is that they want to get medieval on your ass. Fine and dandy, but not all of 'em look set to exploit the heaven-sent opportunity thrown up by the re-emergence of Headbangers Ball and take extreme music back to the masses where it once belonged.

Direct your gaze, then, to God Forbid, a band so metal they'd be banned from any federal building for fear of frying the detectors. Ably assisted by the superb production of Colin Richardson (Carcass, Napalm Death, Chimaira), they've achieved the taut thrash focus of prime Metallica, Sepultura or Machine Head. Considering that Fear Factory parlayed an E chord or two into a few hundred thousand album sales, there's no reason these boys can't reach for the sky, armed as they are with tracks like ""Better Days"" and ""Washed Out World."" And in addition, they've nailed down the sound of Swedish death metal legends At the Gates so well that for a moment you almost marvel at how cloning technology has improved. On songs like ""Force Fed"" and ""Judge the Blood"" this combination is delivered with a fluidity that's almost frightening in its confidence and maturity.

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