"Intermittent" (Self-produced; 2005)
Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton
The bad news is that Dogtide's 12-track, 55+ minute disc, "Intermittent," is all over the map, containing elements of many kinds of metal music -- ranging from the grinding power of Godsmack to the modern sound of Atreyu to the overplayed radio sound of bands like Seether. Sometimes, it's a bit distracting listening to this CD from beginning to end.
The good news is that, for the most part, all of the tracks on this CD still manage to work just fine, delivering some incendiary guitar work, unique vocals and the occasional flash of singular brilliance that makes Dogtide stand out from the rest of the pack.
The amazing news is that, rumor has it, the band recorded this CD in just six hours. If that is indeed the case, "Intermittent" may be one of the great rock'n'roll success stories of all time.
With just a little more focus on songwriting, and perhaps paring down the number of tracks a little, Dogtide have what it takes to push away from the soundalikes and develop a successful sound all their own.
For more information, check out www.dogtide.co.uk or www.myspace.com/dogtide.
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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