Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Few Against Many - "Sot" CD

Hmm. This is a Swedish act (comprised of members of Scar Symmetry, Dark Tranquillity, and Katatonia, among others) who mine the territories between classic thrash, death, and maybe a little gothic metal (at least with the little underlying keyboard melodies). To their credit, it's a crisp and thumping release, with lightning solos, almost prog/symphonic electronics (though sometimes it's pretty cheesy), and cookie monster vocals. "Blod" gallops along convincingly enough, and their genre-blending is refreshing, amidst a sea of soundalikes. Good metal, but not quite great yet, though the potential is there. I'm just not blown away or convinced over the course of a full-length. (Pulverised Records)

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