The next two songs also keep the streak of quality going. Why this artist must be listed in www. Just imagine a decent, albeit unoriginal progressive death metal album with something that can only be described as the hispanic equivalent of Crazy Frog thrown into the middle. Well that was my first thought, but the quality of the demo tracks are actually pretty high. For ten years every album of the French crew has represented a move forward, one more step towards musical emancipation. The world of music is a better place because of bands like Hacride, the music is honest and the emotions shine through as real ones when many other progressive metal bands sound as raw and natural as tupperware.
Clocking in at 15min, it gives you directly what you need to know for the rest of the album. Alot of the songs are pretty listenable, and some are even great. The remaining songs are varied and excellent and round off the experience nicely. While it's only one song, it sabotages every semblance of flow or cohesion the album might have had. Hacride's Lazarus: solid, powerful, complex, intense. The rythm section plays tight and varied. Nothing groundbreaking but a damn sight better than most, good solid songs with room to breathe and progress.
I love it when bands throw unexpected genres into metal, but it really, really does not work here. Still a great album, enjoyable, crushing, and sometimes suprising. As I say, the majority of the album is pretty solid in fact. The riffs are curshing and punch right out, but what follows isn't always brought up correctly. After you've taken in 15minutes of violence this track is the small pill 6:44. It is a deeply personal record that acts as a bridge between two eras and could become a royal path to a second life.
Having said that, 'Amoeba' can be considered a two star album with honours. The album features eight tracks. But that´s the general picture of the material on the album. I can see the light, And the oppression is gone, This is the final call. Hacride is a French heavy metal band. Well suffice to say, the greatest fun is yet to come! Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Review 278877 3.
Probably included to boost the total playing time beyond the 30 minute mark. I can see the light, When the oppression is gone. Hopefully somewhere in a parellel dimension, Hacride would sooner throw Ojos De Brujos off a remarkably tall bridge before letting them touch their mix. As to why Hacride decided to collaborate with a Spanish hip-hop act, I will never know. If you're anything like me, you'll be as dissapointed as I was.
Always rising above fears and frustrations. I'm on the edge of breaking down, I'm on the edge and falling down, I can't come back and I know it! The ending sort of blends these 2 parts, in a quite enjoyable way. A two star album usually does not have 'great moments' or anything like that. I never believed in fate, We make our destiny! The music generally is progressive death metal. Construction, uncountable riffs, complexe but coherent, even if it's quite linear. Track 4 'Phenomenon' arrives as a welcome breathing point, a very chilled instrumental which begs to be turned up; its greatness is due to is simplicity. Variations of ambiances and sounds, mixing soft and hard sound.
I didn't like the quirky bass work 6:50. Six of the tracks are new studio recordings but the last two tracks on the album are demo tracks. You've been tamed for too long: Confront your demons! Clean and growling vocals French accent still audible : , effiscient drumming, quiet bass, and great guitars, although they sometimes drastically lose thickness so bass and drums are turned up to compensate. Kicking in with a headbang, and then heading right into the pit of deathcore hell. A good surprise at this stage of the album! I'll have to save the reason as to why I can only rate the album so low for later, but when you consider that with a little tweaking, 'Amoeba' could have been a whole lot better and listenable. It's a bit rawer at the beginning, close to Mastodon. Track 1 'To Walk Among Them' is probably the most impressive on the album running at a delightful 15 minutes with a great deal of movement and variation, almost an albums worth of ideas in itself.
France is leading the way with heavy progressive music. We are the shadows of our needs, A series of wasted dreams, We deny our longing for self-destruction, And try to conceal it for it scares us! After the third track trails out, an acoustic intro much like the one that opened the album starts playing, and I get excited that this must be another great song. Some superb moods during the album, you simply get carried through. Putting Hacride on equal footing with their early influences would be presumptuous; refusing to let them go would be unfair. The album was released through Listenable Records in 2005.
The sound production is decent and suits the music well. Before long however, the real kicker sets in. The music is guitar riff driven but it´s also dominated by the raw shouting vocals by Samuel Bourreau which somewhat reminds me of Phil Anselmo from Pantera without ever reaching the same intensity level though. The music on the album is groove laden progressive extreme metal featuring hardcore shouting vocals and occasionally also clean vocals. Stare into the eye and you'll overcome fear, I'm my own monster.