Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Stemm- "Crossroads" CD

Mainstream heavy rock with it's feet firmly entrenched in metal, Stemm's clean, punchy, melodic sound reminds me at times of Metallica, other times of Pantera, and other times of Creed or Nickelback, unfortunately. "Dead Inside", for example, is a total concession to radio, being a clean and catchy modern ballad. Ugh. I can see that Stemm are capable of some potent and heavy sounds, but littering it with power ballads does nothing to convince me. Not even a fairly reasonable cover of Sabbath's "Supernaut" can save this one. No, thanks. (Catch 22/MVD Audio)


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