She Looks So Good In Red
Review by Jack on August 3, 2002.
Folks are going to refer to “She Looks So Good In Red” as a nu-metal disc, which is a crying shame because it happens to be one of the most ingenious blends of metal/hardcore and melody I have laid my ears upon this year.
Remembering Never have all the short catchy song choruses, the trade off harsh vocals/clean voice and undeniable clarity in production, except the main problem I have with calling Remembering Never nu-metal is that they are so damn good, can you say that about 90% of nu-metal bands nowadays?
Take the track ‘Clearer Sky’ for a trip into the unknown and you like I will be very pleasantly excited and also like I, you will be enthralled and enraptured by the deft guitar breaks and natty song composition. Listen to the rest of “She Looks So Good In Red” and you will find out that Remembering Never are equally comfortable in writing both tracks that cater for more subdued music melodic tastes, but also flat-out bombastic sonic pile-driving anger chords, that the heavier minded folks will enjoy. When Remembering Never are heavy they are monstrously heavy, the opening of the song ‘To The Girl I Loved For An Hour’ are beautifully crunchy riffs backed by the venomous breath of Pete from the band Until The End. However don’t be thinking that Pete is a one-dimensional vocalist, skip to ‘Feathers In Heaven’ and sit back for a few heart tweaking grooves that are lush and show an equally stirring side of Remembering Never, but just from a different angle.
If you ignore the talents of Remembering Never you will be doing yourself out of a sizeable amount of aural rhapsody.
Bottom Line: “She Looks So Good In Red” is one of the most impressive/professional albums I have heard in the more mainstream avenues of metal and leaves most of their contemporaries and peers for dead.
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Rating: 8 out of 10