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Centralia - Demo

Shostakovich   (109 reviews)

Posted: 06/02/2011 | Comments: 4 | Rate:

More and more bands keep coming out like this, and I'm not quite sure why. In my singular opinion, it's not real metal, and it's not real hardcore, to be perfectly blunt. A lot of it seems to rely on the fact that a lot of people simply just like excuses to hear breakdowns, or who just like any and all "heavy" music.

I'm assuming these guys are from Pennsylvania, given that they seem to take their name from an old coal mining town in north PA that was permanently evacuated after an underground mine fire broke out.

None of the songs on the demo really stand out to me, or apart from each other for the most part. There's a lot of one dimensional screaming and occasional singing, some raw black metal overtones, some kind of sloppy fast parts, and everything pretty much builds to breakdowns that aren't much more than a mix of extremely low tuned low E riding, china cymbal hits and deathcore grunts. Something also seems off between the two guitars, as if they're slightly out of tune, or have clashing tones.

I guess this is a demo after all, though, so there is always more to come and room for improvement. The band could find their voice in the future. Just not now, unfortunately.

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I have no legs!
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Seriously this type of music is huge in Tucson and I just don't get it. What is the appeal?
I have no legs!
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Of course, you're perfectly entitled to your own opinion. All I know is ..I've been listening to metal, thrash, death metal as long as you've lived ..and it does something for me:-) If you're not into brutal breakdowns and have to sing along with your metal, clearly look elsewhere for your entertainment. If you don't, at the very least, give "A Pirate's Life For Me" a listen, you will most definitely be missing out!! It works me, even at my age:-)) Thanks for your time. Eric
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brutal breakdowns rule
I have no legs!
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That ..they do:-)

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