|Review: Pollution - Modern Warfare|
Label: Endless Brutality of Men
Year released: 2010
Genre: Thrash Metal
Review online: February 25, 2012
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Rated 3.09/5 (61.82%) (11 Votes)
This is yet another new Thrash band playing it old school. With a name like Pollution and an album title like Modern Warfare, it's obvious that the lyrical content throws them into what some call "CNN Metal" – there's stuff here about things like war and the environment and other not-so-uplifting subject matter.
Musically there are no surprises here whatsoever. Pollution ripped a page off the late 80s Thrash era and went along without adding anything distinctive. The vocals are of the spoken/semi-harsh style very popular in Thrash at the time. Nothing particularly bad about the vocalist's style, though it does lack punch and almost never sets itself apart – a little bit on the monotone side of things and it kind of gets old after a while. The music is by-the-numbers mild Thrash: Pollution's chosen Thrash style is relatively mild and often sounds kind of diluted, lacking punch and crunch and really just chugging along – good for background music, not so good if you want your ass kicked. They do have their moments where the guitars and drums come alive and really start thrashing, but there's just too much of the "just along for the ride" stuff to make the album all that interesting to listen to – it does get old quick. With so many Thrash bands out there, Pollution aren't exactly a first choice.
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