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"EP98" (Micromusic)

Reviewed by Christopher J. Kelter

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Baltimore's 1/4 Inch Microbomb (QIM, as they are affectionately known in print) is an alt-metal, hardcore amalgam with a cadre of hard-hitting songs. "EP98," with its pulverizing five tracks, was simply a way for the band to introduce itself to the public. QIM are set on realizing their musical vision without repeating others accomplishments. 

The music ranges from an aggressive groove with Prong influences ("Vice," "Inert," and "Gather"), relentless slow-groove ("Bloodpump"), and a mosh pit-inducing ditty ("1/2 Way To Atlanta"). Quasi-death metal/hardcore vocals and staccato riffing also play prominent roles in the QIM style. The songs are exercises in catharsis where liberation of bottled-up anger and frustration is the raison d'etre. 

"EP98" was produced by 1/4 Inch Microbomb and Mark Humphreys. 

1/4 Inch Microbomb is Paul screaming, John on the six-string, Charlie pounding out the low end, and Dennis bashing the drum kit. 

For more information visit the band's official website at http://members/

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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