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Nato - Kill The Fox To Foil The Plan
Another band with an average age below twenty that has left its debut album in the headquarters of Metalrage. This time it’s Nato, no it’s not short for anything, it’s just Nato. While the band did some massive touring in 2007 with Johnny Truant, Bring Me The Horizon, Enter Shikari, Raging Speedhorn and Hell Is For Heroes, their record company was busy with the next step of Nato. Kill The Fox To Foil The Plan is the name of their full length debut album.
After doing some background research on the great wide web I found out that the album was already released in 2007. Which wasn’t mentioned in the biography that came with the album, but wait, it gets even better. Nowadays Nato even decided to call it a day and the final show of the band will be on the 20th of December. Of course this also wasn’t mentioned in the biography. Well I guess the record company wants to get every penny they can get their hands on so that’s probably the reason why we got this album in the first place. Well, who can blame them, I would have done the same. So it’s on to the album.
After some useless intro that doesn’t add anything to this album, ‘The Last Goodbye’ (can you see the irony?) kicks in. Immediately the names of Killswitch Engage and DevilDriver are hanging in the back of my head. Of course not the least names to be compared with, but the question is whether they can let me forget those names.  Within the next song, ‘Martyr Dying’, the first symptoms of their own face are visible. Still the beginning of the songs remind me a lot of the previous bands. In the end it’s getting better though.
Sadly enough that’s as far as Nato goes considering their own sound. The songs that are left on the album are most of the times pretty good but they do lack a face of their own and most of all they lack originality. This of course has the effect that I’m starting to get bored during the album. Most of the music reminds me too much of other bands and most of the times it’s even played better by those other bands. In the end it’s pretty obvious you don’t have to spend your hard earned money on this one.
Nato - Kill The Fox To Foil The Plan
52/1001Details Rising Records
Released on Tuesday Sep 4th, 2007

Writer @Niamen on Tuesday Nov 4th, 2008

Tags: #Nato
Tracklisting 1. Intro
2. The Last Goodbye
3. Martyr Dying
4. Kill ‘em Dead Cowboy
5. Devil’s House Of Mirrors
6. My Cortina Tragedy
7. Ballroom Dance With Angels And Demons
8. Red Rose Deception
9. Thorns Without A Halo
10. Interlude
11. I Am Alkatraz
12. Bleed The Mechanisms
Line up Jay Norman - Vocals
Ben Charles - Guitar
Luke Raggatt - Bass
Ross Rothero-Bourge - Drums