MetalBite Review by Tobias on 7/19/2001
As some of you regulars may know, Iím all for change and doing things differently and being original. Therefore, based on their reputation I was really looking forward to hearing Candiria
for the first time.
I donít quite know how else to say this, but 300 Percent Density
Talk about a major dissappointment! I heard all this good stuff about how they blend in various music styles including jazz and hip-hop and that theyíre great musicians and the like. What people are saying about the jazz influence is ridiculous; yes, they have some influence, no they donít do it well. Try listening to Mr. Bungle
, thatís a jazz influence done well. About the hip-hop thing, we all know that itís the current fad with nu-metal, and this isnít like nu-metal, this is just silly; these guys move from some form of death thrash to a completely hip-hop/rap song, there is no blending, itís choppy and it just happens suddenly. Hereís what seems like Candiria
ís basic formula: itís a thrash song, itís a rap song, itís a death song, itís a rap song, itís a thrash song with a slightly jazz influenced rhythm, itís a rap song.
Understand that Iím not ripping on this because
of the rap/hip-hop elements at all. I was hoping they could pull it off really well. We havenít heard anything good in that area since early Rage Against The Machine
I really found very little value in this disc. Some may like it for the sake of being different, but ultimately it isnít any different than a few varying genres. Thereís nothing new here and the fact that one band is doing it and calling it unique irks me because itís just a stupid mask for an unfocused vision.
: I have no interest in poorly arranged genre mixing. I give them a couple of claps for an attempt at originality, but a large gaseous plume from my ass for failing miserably.
out of 10