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300 Percent Density
Signs Of Discontent
Without Water
Constant Velocity Is As Natural As Being At Rest
Words From The Lexicon
Channeling Elements
Advancing Positions
The Obvious Destination
Contents Under Pressure
Opposing Meter

Release Date: 2001
Label: Century Media Records
Categories: Experimental, Heavy

MetalBite Review by Tobias on 7/19/2001
As some of you regulars may know, Iím all for change and doing things differently and being original. Therefore, based on their reputation I was really looking forward to hearing Candiria for the first time.

I donít quite know how else to say this, but 300 Percent Density was lame.

Talk about a major dissappointment! I heard all this good stuff about how they blend in various music styles including jazz and hip-hop and that theyíre great musicians and the like. What people are saying about the jazz influence is ridiculous; yes, they have some influence, no they donít do it well. Try listening to Mr. Bungle, thatís a jazz influence done well. About the hip-hop thing, we all know that itís the current fad with nu-metal, and this isnít like nu-metal, this is just silly; these guys move from some form of death thrash to a completely hip-hop/rap song, there is no blending, itís choppy and it just happens suddenly. Hereís what seems like Candiriaís basic formula: itís a thrash song, itís a rap song, itís a death song, itís a rap song, itís a thrash song with a slightly jazz influenced rhythm, itís a rap song.

Understand that Iím not ripping on this because of the rap/hip-hop elements at all. I was hoping they could pull it off really well. We havenít heard anything good in that area since early Rage Against The Machine.

I really found very little value in this disc. Some may like it for the sake of being different, but ultimately it isnít any different than a few varying genres. Thereís nothing new here and the fact that one band is doing it and calling it unique irks me because itís just a stupid mask for an unfocused vision.

Bottom Line: I have no interest in poorly arranged genre mixing. I give them a couple of claps for an attempt at originality, but a large gaseous plume from my ass for failing miserably.

Rating: 2 out of 10