It’s not often that you find a band that unashamedly pinches another band’s style and does it this well. It is clear from the get-go that this lot want to be Alice in Chains; in fact they cover an AIC track in the form of “Down.” It is note perfect, so good you barely know it’s a cover.
Since AIC is no longer around it could be argued that there is a niche for their brand of tunage. And this lot of Norwegians do it rather well indeed. I really wanted to trash this album for its lack of originality but just don’t have the heart to do it. This is great grungy metal that does grab hold and keep your attention. The opening track “Cancel Me” it’s a bloody good song that sets you up nicely for the rest of the disc.
So all in all, while it ain’t too original it’s damn good stuff. Oh yeah and it gets better with every listen. Expect big things from these boys next time round.
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