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Feel The Pain

Sweden Country of Origin: Sweden

Feel The Pain
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Type: EP
Release Date: 2008
Label: Playwood Records
Genre: Death, Thrash
1. Feel The Pain
2. Hate
3. Flame Of Death
4. Burning Alive
5. Mental Mortality
6. Why Me
7. Bloodland

Review by JD on November 10, 2008.

I am having a severe case of deja-vu from hell here, and not the good kind either.... I can’t believe what the hell I am hearing here!! Perhaps I need to take the time and explain more here. Allow me to elaborate for you my metal brethren.

Aggregate is the name of the band, "Feel The Pain" is the title of the CD. That is the last original thing I can say about the band. Going for the truth here... this CD is a blatant ripping off of bands, to the point of being shocking.

The band has not even tried to cover up the fact that they almost have ripped-off riffs from such Metal notables as old school Metallica, the immortal Celtic Frost and even in spots they cookie cutter Pantera to the point that the music has become pretty much laughable. They then try to put second rate death growling vocals over it all to cover it up... is just plainly sad. Even the bands logo on the front of the CD is so close to the logo of Canadian Metal Legends VoiVod, it is clearly a rip off attempt.

When you hear the lyrics, they are not rip offs... but they are a serious cry for help. The Cookie Monster from Sesame Street could write better lyrics here. The little blue monster from the classic Children’s program might have the street cred to do it, sadly the band Aggregate does not.

Aggregate - "Feel The Pain" is one album purely and simply to avoid at any cost. I feel the pain, and it is on their album!

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 2
Atmosphere: 2
Production: 4
Originality: 1
Overall: 2

Rating: 2.2 out of 10