|Review: Dominate - Burst Out|
Year released: 2002
Review online: May 1, 2003
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Rated 0/5 (0%) (0 Votes)
Dominate hail from Italy and play power/thrash, a genre that seems to be gaining momentum in a country better know for its symphonic power metal bands. Essentially this is some light thrash metal with high-pitched power metal-style vocals. This caters mostly to people who like the aggressive, more gutsy thrash riffs but prefer more melodic vocals over the harsh vocal style of traditional thrash, and this is what Dominate offers. My main problem is with the vocals. The vocalist isn't bad but the performance is a bit shaky in a couple of songs, so the result is a bit unequal when taken as a whole. The high-pitched voice is a little overdone at times, except in the fifth song which vocally suffers only at the very beginning, when the vocalist opens with a very shitty-sounding "rolled r"... Not a good start, but he redeems himself on the rest of song where I think he offers the best performance on the CD, dropping the pitch a little to a more bearable level than on the first four songs. Music-wise, don't expect anything groundbreaking, but there's some entertaining stuff here, some pretty good riffage and enough to get you headbanging. Average stuff that doesn't have a lot to offer, but this is a band that should be on the watch list to see if they can address some shortcomings and pull off a good full-length album.
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