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"Rebuilt" (Crash Music, Inc.; 2003)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

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Southern California's Brick Bath returns with a another punishing collection of 14 pure metal tracks. This troupe has seen its share of ups and downs over the years, yet they've managed to remain intact - and heavy to boot - through it all. 

Taking pages from the menacing guitar sounds of Sevendust and Stuck Mojo, Brick Bath's aural assault is full of chugging guitars, pummeling rhythms, and vocals that sound as if the singer gargles razors. While Brick Bath's metal is by the book and has been done before, the sheer honesty in which it's delivered proves that metal is coursing through this outfit's veins.

Brick Bath have followed the power groove blueprint to perfection here, and in the process, have produced a metal album that's heavy in all the right places. 

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"I Won't Live the Lie" (Crash Music, Inc.; 2002)

Reviewed by Christopher J. Kelter

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Brick Bath sound like a hardcore version of Skinlab approaching the intensity and rapid-fire delivery of Lamb Of God. Luckily, though, Brick Bath's thrashing grooves keep their music moving forward at all times. It seems that Brick Bath will be lumped in with the aggro crowd, and that's unfortunate because, while Brick Bath share a lot in common with other purveyors in the aggro scene, they don't share much in common with what you might seen on MTVX as representing aggro.

While "I Won't Live The Lie" isnít something that I'll be pulling out often to listen to, it will be one of the select few CDs that I put in the CD changer when the weight of the world and its worries bears down on me and I need a musical reason to fight back.

"I Won't Live The Lie" was produced by Eric Meyer and Brick Bath.

Brick Bath: Joseph McCaw on vocals, Eric Meyer on guitars, Pete Stone on bass, and Scott Babbel on drums.

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Rating Guide:

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retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) So-so. You've heard better.

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restinks.jpg (954 bytes) Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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