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Review: RAM - Under the Scythe
Under the Scythe

Label: High Roller Records
Year released: 2011
Duration: 8:36
Tracks: 2
Genre: Heavy Metal


Review online: April 27, 2011
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Rated 4.12/5 (82.31%) (26 Votes)

RAM made a splash way back in 2005 with their debut album Forced Entry, and I think everyone expected them to become a major underground band, but that hasn't happened. It took them four years to produce the lackluster Lightbringer and now here we get this thing that might be a demo or might be a single - I really can't tell.

Anyway, this has all the strengths and weaknesses that RAM have always shown: solid riffs and a good guitar sound, tight playing and energetic vocals. On the other side you get compositions that are kind of baggy and shapeless, a lack of really catchy vocal hooks, and a muddy and amateurish production job overall. This thing feels extremely half-assed, and if it is a demo I doubt it will really do much to expand their reputation. If this is a single for the next album, then I guess we can look forward to more of the same from RAM, a band with talent and potential who seem unable to get their shit together. If you are considering buying this I'd say don't, as it's just one new song and a middling Mercyful Fate cover tune.

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