MetalBite Review by JD on 7/18/2010
The difference between having genius in metal and giving the world a colossal shit filled clusterfuck... is one very fine line indeed. That is such a fine line, that many bands have fallen and disappeared because they cannot hold the balance. That elusive ‘fine line’ has been found in the musical vision and complexity of a Long Island NY based band called Drowned Sorrow
This is a band that really has incorporated almost every extreme music style into what they do. The base of their sound is this very primal version of Death Metal...and then add in shades of intense Hardcore, wicked Thrash, teeth gnashing Grind, shadings of meaty Crustcore and some others extreme music as well... and they all seem to take root and create a living entity that cannot be stopped now. They walk that fine line like a high wire act over Niagra Falls...with as much balls as they could muster.
Blistering guitars and insane drumming fly through every last second of the album like a hungry flying lizard in the Jurassic period. Aggression fuelled vocals just add in to the mix so wonderfully. It is all combined and what you have is music that explodes like a hundred pounds of TNT... quite an accomplishment from a very young band.
This is an album that will be looked at for a long time and people will learn from them. Drowned Sorrow
should take pride in their bombastic work. This is a hell of a great album, and I for one can’t wait to hear the next CD when it comes out. A little bit of maturing is needed for the band to grow naturally, that will maker sure that Drowned Sorrow
will be in the elite leagues of metal in no time.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 9.0 out of 10