|Review: Rise to Fall - Restore the Balance|
|Restore the Balance|
Label: Coroner Records
Year released: 2008
Genre: Melodic Death Metal
Review online: February 17, 2010
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:Restore the Balance
Rated 2.71/5 (54.29%) (14 Votes)
This is awful crap, no two ways about it. This is music juuuust barely keeping out of the metalcore bilge, with the heavy, overproduced rhythm riffs and egregiously overprocessed vocals that alternate between 'harsh' and 'clean' – I use quotes because the harsh vocals would only be described as such by teenaged girls, and the clean singing is so violated by abuse of the vocorder that I doubt their singer can manage to stay on key without it at all. Seriously, I have not heard such hideously overproduced vocals outside of a pop act.
Which is essentially what Rise to Fall are, despite the yelling and chunking guitars, this is music for children and the musically ignorant masses that vacuum up the swill pandered by major labels. Fuckheads who like Soilwork should eat this up, but anyone with five cents worth of taste will hate this deeply and instantaneously. I know art when I see it, and this is like the exact opposite of art. It is trash.
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