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Review: Six Magics - Behind the Sorrow
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Behind the Sorrow

Label: Coroner Records
Year released: 2010
Duration: 48:53
Tracks: 10
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 2/5

Review online: February 19, 2010
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Behind the Sorrow

Rated 3.1/5 (62%) (10 Votes)
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This is not really a 'new' album, but rather a re-release of this band's 2008 album Animal with one different track and a rearranged track order. Six Magics are a Chilean band who have been turning out their own brand of powerish metal for like 13 years. This is not really definitively Power Metal, though it does share some characteristics, overall this is just kind of anthemic Heavy Metal with extremely pop-sounding choruses and lame riffs. Here and there this band will produce a singable melody or some decent riffing, but overall the guitars don't play riffs, instead just making rhythmic noises while the overproduced vocals carry the songs. Vocalist Ely Vasquez isn't bad, and her non-operatic style is refreshing, but her melodies are poppy, overharmonized, and disposable. The lyrical themes are boring, with the exception of "Run" which contains a narrative rant about 9/11 conspiracy theories that the WTC was blown up with bombs. I guess we're supposed to take from this that the band actually believes that drivel, and this drives my already middling opinion of their mental capacity sharply downwards. How to spice up lame music? Add proof that yes, you are a retarded asswipe to boot. Someone needs to explain that having your guitars go chunkachunkachunka all the time does not make you a metal band by default. Avoid this waste of time.


Track Listing:
  1. Run
  2. Animal
  3. Behind the Sorrow
  4. Lies and Rules
  5. Hands of Time
  6. All My Dreams
  7. They
  8. No Time to Grieve
  9. It's Not the Way
  10. I Remember
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