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Review: The Prophecy23 - Fresh Metal
The Prophecy<sup>23</sup>
Fresh Metal

Label: Massacre Records
Year released: 2020
Duration: 46:44
Tracks: 14
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 3/5

Review online: April 21, 2020
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
Fresh Metal

Rated 3/5 (60%) (1 Vote)

It's been almost 10 years since I reviewed this band's debut, the Pit and the couple of albums that followed flew below my radar. Enters their fourth full-length, Fresh Metal, and it's as party-ish and goofy as ever, if not more. The vocals are the sticking point here, largely spoken and sometimes making me think they're about to pull a Beastie Boys on us. Too in your face and getting in the way of the music. The music itself is pretty damn catchy and that's pretty much what all the album has to go for it. The band threw in a lot of ideas—some good, some bad—and more often than not things sound rather disjointed. So, Fresh Metal sounds more like a compilation of songs implementing different ideas and the album lacks coherence. Still, it's so damn catchy that even that and the disputable vocal style didn't stop me from giving it a few repeated listens here and there. If you don't mind silly, punky crossover thrash that tries too much, this one's worth a look.

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