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The More I See
Disappearing Humans

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.

    Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
    5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
    4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
    3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
    3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
    2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
    1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
    0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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    All reviews for The More I See:
    CD
    TITLE BAND
    DOR
    REVIEWER DATE
    Disappearing HumansThe More I See
    2014
    Greg Watson7/11/2014
    The Unholy FeastThe More I See
    2008
    Hail and Kill4/7/2009



    All interviews for The More I See:
    INTERVIEW BAND INTERVIEWER DATE
    Gav KingThe More I SeeMiguel Blardony2/18/2009



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