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Review: Omnium Gatherum - Stuck Here On Snake's Way
Omnium Gatherum
Stuck Here On Snake's Way

Label: Candlelight Records
Year released: 2007
Duration: 44:28
Tracks: 12
Genre: Melodic Death Metal

Rating: 2/5

Review online: March 26, 2007
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Stuck Here On Snake's Way

Rated 3.45/5 (69.09%) (11 Votes)

Omnium Gatherum are getting quite a bit of press, mostly I think from people who wouldn't know good metal from hickory-smoked horse buttholes. If you're thinking I don't like this album, then you'd be right. OG combine the least-appealing features of Children Of Bodom and latter-day In Flames to create a crappy sound all their own.

I actually had fun hating this, as it is some very likeable crap. This is the kind of band that claims to be 'melodic death metal' as a way of saying 'screamy music for girls'. The melodies and tempos here are bouncy and dare I say poppy, definitely a rockin' vibe that is totally at odds with the monotonous death rasps. OG do capture a few good moments here and there, but they are moments stolen from a HIM album – in fact, HIM are a much better band than this. The guitar tone is a smooth, furry waste of time, the songs are moronic and perky, and the keys are as gay as you would be expecting. Some of the leads are good, and I can tell this band has real talent, and could make some killer metal if they wanted to, but they obviously don't. Instead we get a wad of gooey snyth-infested 'Deth' rock designed for the drooling masses who want to feel rebellious without actually listening to music for adults. An album for emo dorks who think they are too hardcore for A Bullet For My Valentine. Avoid.

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