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Review: The Kandidate - Until We Are Outnumbered
The Kandidate
Until We Are Outnumbered

Label: Napalm Records
Year released: 2010
Duration: 32:47
Tracks: 10
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 3/5

Review online: February 25, 2010
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
Until We Are Outnumbered

Rated 2/5 (40%) (1 Vote)

Groovy thrash is what Denmark's The Kandidate have to offer with Until We Are Outnumbered. I'm not big on groove, usually liking only a bit here and there. Here's it's a full – albeit short – album of the stuff. This is pretty decent as far as groovy thrash goes, but overall I found it to be on the boring side of things – there's just no highlight here in terms of songs. There are a few crunchy riffs here and there, especially some of the slower parts that are kind of attention-catchers, and sometimes the band almost sounds like a groovy version of Destruction, but groove being groove, this is mostly the guitars chugging along often for "long" monotonous periods. Maybe that works for a mosh pit, but not so much for repeated listens on a stereo. There are a few enjoyable bits that are at least "foot tap inducing", but not enough to keep my interest up, even for such a short album. The vocalist uses a rather modern yelled (sometimes barked – see the first few seconds of "Live a Lie") style that's hit or miss. Personally I don't like the style at all, but your mileage may vary. Those who cannot get enough of groovy thrash should check this out, but it should be avoided by those into the more pure forms of the genre.

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