"A Wish This Simple" (N'Focus Entertainment; 2001)

Reviewed by Keith Guillotine


I'm not a big fan of rap music, and this CD has quite a bit of rap on it. However, they use it in conjunction with soaring harmonies and haunting sounds to create a dark/heavy metal sound.

"A Wish This Simple" is a bit slow at times (mellow), but then speeds up. Kind of like a rock'n'roll rollercoaster. The music is a combination of good and evil fighting for supremacy; yin and yang; or beauty and anger, feeding upon each other.

I particularly like the vibro-tek tremolo sound throughout the album.

Track 11 (the final track), "Distant," would be my vote for first video. It left me wanting to hear more.

This CD has over 52 minutes of new talent that I would recommend listening to (even though, as I said, I'm not a big fan of rap).

Gladyss Patches: Jordan Sokoloski - Drums; Renz - Vocals; Alex Roque - Vocals, Guitar; Mike Hooton - Guitar; Brad Laviolette - Bass.

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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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