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"Deride" (Promo)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

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Norway's Deride play a successful hybrid of industrial metal that sounds a little like Machine Head blended with Rammstein. At first listen, it may not seem that the band has much in the area of originality to offer. Subsequent spins, however, reveal the subtle and not-so-subtle points that make Deride unique.

The vocals range from Pantera screams to Rammstein drawls to demonic Cannibal Corpse yowls. The music sticks closer to the Machine Head/Fear Factory mold with steady powerful drums while the verses and choruses are sometimes surprisingly catchy. Not melodic by any means but stick-in-your-mind-for-the-next-few-hours catchy.

This is only a three track promo from Deride but it certainly show the band's potential. They've taken the now familiar sounds of Machine Head, Pantera and Rammstein and stuck them in a blender. The result is Deride.

For more information on Deride, please visit their website at 

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.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

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

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