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The Strongest Proof- One Percent- 2005 - Phratry Records, LLC

Track Listing
1. This Empty Town
2. Windswept
3. Never Leave
4. One 50
5. This Curse
6. Live For Something
7. Tremble
8.Where Are We Going
Formed in 2002 in Kentucky as a basement band, The Strongest Proof is defintly going to be a hot band to check out. With good lyrics and strong guitar licks they are hard rock at its best. Heavy and aggressive without being thrash, they are an easy listen that people of all genres will like. Signed with Indiana based company Save Your Servant, the new album ONE PERCENT was released in December of 2005 by Phratry Records, LLC. The CD offers a clear vocaled, riff-driven ride that I was very pleased with. Deep, poetic vocals by Tomlinson, who also plays guitars, set off the dark tone for the overall album. A band who takes the power of their words seriously, you have to listen closely to understand them fully but once you do you will be as impressed as I am with the melodic lyrics. The Strongest Proof, if they manage to hold it together as so many good bands don't, will be around for years. I should also add that they are a generous band, providing free copies of ONE PERCENT to record party attendees.

Score: 8 of 10


Link: thestrongestproof.com


--Glittergirl 7.12.06
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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One PercentThe Strongest Proof
2005
Glittergirl8/5/2006


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