MetalBite Review by Tobias on 10/12/2001
, much like their name, has put out a disc that rides a strange line between originality and utter mediocrity. That same sort of paradox is equally represented in the title of the album, lending it yet a third perspective of being symbolically appropriate for this release.
I the most unique thing about Soilent Green
is the vocal ranging rendition of death/melodic/black vocal styles. Another interesting aspect is that sometimes the music almost seems bouncy, which I thought was completely impossible for this genre. Itís that which really saves this disc from falling into the tour dí uninventiveness that we heard from In Aeternum
ís latest effort.
The guitars really donít do much of anything exciting, except at times when it sounds like Jake E. Lee
influences are popping above sea level for a glimpse. Iíd say thatís really where the band needs to put some more focus in the future, because the room for tolerance of the rather limited dynamics of death metal is growing sparse.
Without a doubt the two most solid songs on this disc are Afterthought of a Genius
and Later Days
. These are the tracks that you can really hear that sort of 80s Ozzy groove in some of the riffing as well as being the most dynamic tracks on the album.
Not bad for an evening forest kegger, better suited to scare little sisters, the potential for future success is certainly there.