|Review: Executer - Psychotic Mind|
Label: Hellion Records
Year released: 2003
Genre: Thrash Metal
Review online: January 16, 2007
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Rated 3.33/5 (66.67%) (3 Votes)
Little blind purchase here... I figured "Brazilian Thrash" was a safe bet, and remembered having seen a very positive review a while back. Well, this is by no means horrible, but not exactly praise-worthy either. "Psychotic Mind" is bare-bones old school punkish thrash that fails to grab the listener's interest. Not bad while you're listening to it, but chances are you won't feel the urge to it "Play" over and over. Personally I blame the vocals - the vocalist almost sounds like he had lost his voice when he laid down the vocals. Add to that a very monotone style, and this gets old quick. One has to make an extra effort to ignore the vocals to find some occasionally good music hiding behind them. Some of the songs have some real potential, but they all fall short of being great. The good solos and riffs dispersed throughout the album can't make the album alone - the rest has to follow, and it doesn't.
Executer have some other releases under their belt and I'd be curious to hear them, hoping for a more consistent display of good material. At less than 34 minutes, "Psychotic Mind" has too much stuff that could qualify as filler. Still enough good stuff to grab it if you find it cheap somewhere.
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