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2.76 | 23 ratings

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3 stars I listened to this latest CD by Kopecky brothers a couple of times and it took quite a while until I finally was able to make up my mind about it. After comparing it again and again with their debut and "Sunset Gun" honestly I've to say that "Blood" sounds quite disappointing to me and I prefer much those ones. The kind of stuff we get presented on this disc sounds to my ears predominantly like a powerful demonstration of technical skills and reveals the type of indulgent up-and-down-scaling that I usually like to put my critics on when it comes to tech metal. I really don't have problems enjoying tough and angular sounding music but what I desperately miss on this record is the kind of diversity in their music which appealed much to me on their previous one. This music here is an extremely heavy industrial type one and to me it appears rather as a cold fabrication of sounds, heartless, pointless and uninspired. Where have the sonic landscapes from their previous work gone? I've read comments from some reviewers on the net comparing this record with KC's more recent work or even calling it a less jazzy version of some of the work by Hellborg/Lane. Frankly spoken I completely fail to confirm this view since I enjoy listening to especially the latter one. From the point of musicianship there isn't anything to complaint about, it's brilliant as usual and the complexity of the compositions is still very high as well. Nevertheless this ain't be the kind of stuff I'll listen to regularly but most of tech/industrial metal fans will probably be fascinated by this album. Just with a lot of goodwill and to give this band credit for the effort and skills I still can rate this work with 3 stars.
hdfisch | 3/5 |


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