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Review: H-George - Slave of Society
Slave of Society

Label: Buil2kill Records
Year released: 2011
Duration: 65:39
Tracks: 17
Genre: Thrash Metal


Review online: April 23, 2012
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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H-George (let's just not talk about the name) sounded promising on paper, but unfortunately not so much once the music kicked in. The band's basic sound is old school Thrash with a crossover vibe, mixed with the a modern mainstream Thrash style, but they throw in modern-sounding screechy vocals that just ruin it for me. The music itself isn't enough to save this – the production sounds thin, the Thrash is way too groovy at times and the whole thing sounds pretty much incoherent – not surprising considering that the band felt the need to throw 17 songs on the CD. Bands, I've said it before and I'll say it again: It's not because there's room for a lot of music on a CD that you have to fill it. After all, some of the best Thrash albums of all times are in the 30-35 minute range...

There are some good musical moments here, some reminding me of such bands as Overkill and Annihilator, but that's all they are: moments. There isn't a single sound that really stands out as good. Many songs here just sound like the guys were jamming, resulting in a random assortment of good and bad passages. Lyrics-wise, the guys do have something to say though this is bound to turn off anyone who hates so-called "CNN-metal" – metal with socially-oriented lyrics based on "current events." Overall the album is pretty much an irritant and I'll never listen to this again. So many other bands do this better.

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