|Review: Tearabyte - Doom Generation|
Label: Screaming Ferret Wreckords
Year released: 1999
Genre: Thrash Metal
Review online: October 27, 2001
Reviewed by: Christian Renner
Rated 2/5 (40%) (1 Vote)
Tearabyte is a band that was formed in 1998 in Los Angeles after the death of a band named Prime Evil. After playing the LA music scene for a while they recorded this album and then disbanded. This however was not the end of the band as they reformed after moving to Dallas TX. They are currently writing and recording the follow-up to Doom Generation as I write this with a release scheduled early in 2002.
Ok, enough with the background you are probably wondering what you can expect from this band. Tearabyte play a form of thrash/speed metal hybrid that reminds me slightly of the old Bay area band Vio-lence. There are some pretty good riffs and hooks scattered throughout the album but unfortunately not enough of them. The vocals are pretty damn good considering the genre. The vocals remind me of another band but for some odd reason I can't place it. If you have or plan to get this album and can figure out who the vocalist sounds like let me know…this is driving me nuts…:) The biggest problem I have with this album is the song structure, which sounds a little disjointed at times and seems not to flow very well. Don't get me wrong the album is not horrible by any means it just feels a little rough around the edges but nothing that can't be worked on. There are some pretty good ideas here with a little work and polish this is definitely a band to keep an eye on. I think the next album will be the deciding factor on whether they can take it to the next level or be denigrated to obscurity. I am really hoping for the former. You can find more info on the band at their official website at www.geocities.com/mead2.geo/.
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