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Final Ground - Rising To Fall
A new Dutch metalcore band, evolved from the dutch hardcoreband Oor-aal has begun their quest for respect by releasing an mini-cd dubbed “Rising To Fall”. Influenced by bands like Vision Of Disorder, Hatebreed and Machine Head they put together a nice album to begin with. First track on the album is “Fact Of Life”. Catchy riff with a definite Hatebreed touch on it. The vocals are heavy, but not heavy enough in my opinion. It’s eems to be missing that tiny bit that makes me say, wow, this guy’s throat is molesting my ears! Nonetheless, after hearing the album a couple of times I wasn’t bothered by this anymore. The songs has some good riffs in it and the double bass has a lovely metalcore-sound. Track two is called “No Relevance” and kicks in pretty good. The vocals are still not convincing enough but when a vocal-effect is used it sounds cool. There’s a nice pass in the song and the heaviness is quite pleasing. “Mindgame” has a nice opening riff, which sounds even better with the double bass on it. I just don’t really like the lyrics; “blood for blood, I hope you rot” sounds a bit childish to me, but hey, it’s only featured in the song twice and the ending riff of the song kicks ass. Up next is “Reject And Recreate”, where the drummer starts to show what he’s really worth. Which is al lot I might say. If Born From Pain would be looking for replacement for their drummer they wouldn’t have to search long. Heavy riff with some peeps in it (would that be the Machine Head influence maybe?) The second part of the chorus goes pretty fast and I like the bass part in the refrain. The vocals do lack variation a bit, despite the effects used on it. Titletrack “Rising To Fall” is the best track on the album in my opinion. It starts out with a drum part which reminds me of the outro track of Hatebreed’s “Perseverance” album. And also the track “Proven” of “The Rise Of Brutality”, which is the same part. The riff following it is a heavy one as well with a high dose of headbang feeling. The ending part is the best part of the cd, really phat beat-down with a beep in it and kicking drums. So, that’s really good riffs and drums with average singing. And that for a first mini-cd, I think we cant complain to much about it now can we? I see a bright future for these guys and I hope to hear from them soon. They show that the Dutch underground-metalcore is alive and kicking and they would be a good opening act for Born From Pain. Line-up: Tom Roelfsema – vocals Wouter Uil – guitar Sander Zuur - guitar Pim Duiverman – bass Xander van der Wal – drums Tracklist: 1. Fact Of Life 2. No relevance 3. Mindgame 4. Reject And Recreate 5. Rising To Fall Review by Demondust
Final Ground - Rising To Fall
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Released on Monday Nov 30th, -0001


Writer @Mat-Core on Thursday May 20th, 2004

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