"Aporia" (Prank Records; 2010)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

"Aporia" is an interesting collection of tunes that have a Motorhead drive to them with a little death metal bite which gives it a unique sound that works well. I've heard this band compared to The Cro-Mags and I can see similarities there as well.

The lead vocalist has a death metal roar but it's never quite cookie monster over-the-top. The music isn?t sludgy like some death metal but instead is clear, fast and crushing while still delivering a much brighter dynamic than a lot of others in the genre.

The downsides here are the same for many other bands/albums of the genre (some of the tracks sound an awful lot like others) but repeat listening should bring out the individuality of each track.

"Aporia" is definitely worth a listen.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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