Farewell To Arms

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Friday, November 23, 2012
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After five years of existence, German quartet Farewell To Arms finally debut with Perceptions (the first full length; there were a demo-MCD and an EP in 2010), which lasts for forty one minutes. The album (cf. the intro) starts rather melodic, modern and progressive, yet musically this act isn’t but modern and melodic Thrash-edged Metalcore / Thrash / Death Metal with a sound that is very closely related to the ‘trusted’ scenes of both Sweden and the U.S.Aha. Trusted, meaning overloaded, lacking of an own identity, pubic and infantile it is. Fingerspitzen-riffs yet of the ear-candy-kind, powerful rhythms that lack of true power, forced, would-be’ish shrieking screams and deep-downed grunts in combination with those stupid emotional melodious harmony vocals; the whole scala of predictable / evident ingredients is present to present a presentation of pretentious prediction.

Bad? No, not at all – at least not that terrible. However, the problem(s): heard it a million times before, and more than once it was much, much better; this one forgettable for starting getting boring after a couple of seconds…

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