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metal landscape is saturated with mediocre bands that still hold on
to the antiquated notion that playing loud and fast is enough to
pique the interest of fans of the genre. Given that, it's
immediately refreshing to hear this California five piece giving
their listeners some credit. This is structured, intelligent metal
done right, ripe with darkly sophisticated lyrics and dual guitar
work that forges a harshly complex sound. Sloughing off the
riff-riding, straightforward assault that so many bands fall back
on, they have instead managed to put together songs that
strategically challenge the audience, jutting from hard to heavy,
screams to echoes.
All of this is achieved without a formulaic vibe,
with each song hitting with equal force but from a distinctly
different angle. The method is effective, bordering on a
song-within-a-song approach that's sure to keep you in suspense,
bracing for what is coming next.
Masters of Metal
"These guys are nothing short of phenomenal. This CD is a master piece and has blown me away from the very first time I ever heard it. There are no shortcuts, no compromises and no BS. From the first song to the last they have changed the rules, setting the bar high and most bands can only wish for such great results in a recording. This CD is the strongest fusion of aggression, melody, rock and metal that I have ever experienced and Etched In Red will always have a place in my CD player."
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