Company: Earache Records Release: 2014 Genre: Melodic Thrash Reviewer: Greg Watson
Modern melodic thrash
English thrash outfit The More I See have released their fourth album. "The Disappearing Humans", produced by Scott Atkins (Cradle of Filth, Amon Amarth) and mastered at renowned Abbey Road Studios by Stevve Rooke (Beatles, Status Quo). With talented guitarist Gizz Butt (War Dance, The Prodigy, Sabbat) wielding his axe, The More I See offer up a ferocious stock of modern melodic thrash. Vocalist/guitarist James Cluer belts out like a semblance of James Hetfield and Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age). Cluer's vocal's accent each song perfectly, providing a great mix of emotion and spite as necessary. The guitar work of Butt and Cluer is a good combination of groove and speed. Songs like "Spirit of Freedom" and "Rise Up and Start" have some superb riffs and hooks, with the prior having some of the fastest staccato guitar picking I've ever heard. With the teaser we were given (four songs), I was left desperately wanting to hear more of this album. If you're a fan of thrash and great guitar work, you should definitely check this album out.
About this Writer: Greg Watson // Greg Watson has been hooked on the loud and heavy sounds since the summer of 1994 when he first heard the opening notes of "Operation: Mindcrime" by Queensryche. Since then his tastes have expanded and grown like the ever evolving heavy metal tree of genres. He has been an active member of Maximum Metal off and on for 10 years. In his spare time, Greg enjoys deciding the fate of his loyal subjects in the realm of Skyrim and secretly playing air keyboard to "Separate Ways" by Journey when no one is watching. He currently resides in Roanoke, VA with his wife and his metal wannabe beagle.
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