Sonic Syndicate - Rebellion review
|Release date:||November 2009|
01. Burn This City
02. Rebellion In Nightmareland
03. Burn This City [radio edit]
How close can metal get to pop music? According to Sonic Syndicate, very. Rebellion is a short EP released to showcase the band's new singer, a Mr Nathan Biggs from Shrewsbury, England. Excitement is high in the band as they comment that Nathan is the best thing to happen to the band since distorted guitars.
This EP includes two new songs; sugary "Burn This City" and generic "Rebellion In Nightmareland". It is fair to say that if Sonic Syndicate were your kind of thing, they probably still will be, but this band aren't going to gather any new following over the age of 14 with these songs.
The songs are performed well and presented to the listener perfectly, "Burn This City" especially however has such a sweet chorus that you don't know whether to shudder and turn away slowly or embrace the teenager within and pull out some pink pom-poms. It is very catchy and very radio-friendly, and Sonic Syndicate know this. This band has the archetypal sound that is the face of commercial metal today. Screams and growls accompanied by those sickly sweet clean vocals in the chorus, the rest of the band playing some form of mildly up-tempo metal as lackadaisically as music can be played in the background.
No, this doesn't have the spirit of metal, but what it does have is marketability. We should be praising bands like these for bringing the younger audiences in to metal, but at the same time just look at what it is turning our "metal" in to.
||Written on 06.11.2009 by Member of Staff since 2006.|
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