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Foreshadow (US) - Nations Of Failure

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The Earth Dilemma
Police State Paradise
Problem, Reaction, Solution
My Crisis
MK Ultra
TRANCEformation Of America
Obstruction Of Justice
Freedom From Fascism
End Of Innocence

Type: Full-Length
Release Date: 2008
Label: Self Released
Categories: Metalcore, Thrash

MetalBite Review by JD on 4/10/2009
Florida based Foreshadow seems to be one of those sort of bands that are using the past thirty years of metal history to their own advantage. It seems like it, and they really have gotten it right.

Mixing in some very well known styles of Death/Black and old school metal... then they seem to breath in a small bit of Metalcore into the mix with almost a Jazz sort of things... it is then we can honestly see that Foreshadow has come alive like Frankenstein after the electricity had animated his patchwork of dead corpse body parts. They rise and are out for your metal heart and control of your very mind as well..

This quartet of extreme inspired musicians have made good on their musical visions. Each track really sees to have a life all of their own... constantly pulsating and moving at break neck speed as it invades your mind. They create a world of barbaric overlords, overbearing police states (much like the old cult movie: 1999 ) and sucks us into the world that is coloured with grey despair.

Tracks like 'My Crisis' and 'Obstruction Of Justice' are prime examples of how great lyrics matched with amazing structured songs produce something that can be called nearly magical. If these guys keep it all going on this path that they are on... they very well could slip into the realm of being legendary because of how they are doing things.

They are not a foreshadowing nothing here... they are here and they are not going away any time soon. Foreshadow are one of those bands in metal, that just might be ones to watch. As sure as hell, I am going to.

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 9
Atmosphere: 9
Production: 8
Originality: 9
Overall: 9

Rating: 8.8 out of 10