|Review: Schizoid - Liver|
Year released: 2013
Genre: Thrash Metal
Review online: March 27, 2014
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Rated 3.75/5 (75%) (4 Votes)
Liver is the second full-length from Nicaraguan Thrash band Schizoid. Musically, their style is a blend of the Bay Area and European schools of Thrash Metal. The riffs are heavy and crunchy and the lead work, while not particularly distinctive, is pretty good. The production is muted which isn't surprising as this is an independent release. What are not muted are the vocals. These are right up front and literally draped over everything else so that when the singer is barking his monotone shout, everything else takes a back seat. The vocals remind me of Mike Muir or Billy Milano but with a lot less musicality. The vocals lines don't help either with several instances where there are too many words for too few measures of music and the singer has to force them in any way he can. At the end of the day, Liver is generic Thrash with the vocals as the only distinguishing feature, and that is because they are annoying. Average; that about sums up Liver.
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