"Addictions" (Noise Records")
"Black" (F.A.D. Records)

"Addictions" (Noise Records)

Reviewed by Snidermann

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I reviewed Substance D's "Black" a year or so ago (see below) and it rocked. The new release, "Addictions," on Noise Records is tighter, more refined and simply more mature than their last effort.

When spinning this CD it grows a life of its own, full of hard and heavy music, strange filler sounds and gaps between the song makes for a completely enjoyable metal experience. When listening to these tunes, I sometimes forgot that Substance D are just a trio: They make a shitload more music than three guys should be able to make.

You never quite know what to expect from this recording, but one thing is for sure: if you are looking for some new hard rock to wind down (or wind up!) your day, I suggest "Addictions" from Substance D.

Substance D are Todd Chaisson, bass; Michael Parrin, guitars and T.M. Burr on drums. All three members share vocal duties. 

"Black" (F.A.D. Records)

Reviewed by Snidermann

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F.A.D. recording artist Substance D have hit the street running with their debut release "Black." The band's music uses anger and aggression to express themselves and, let me say, they do it and at 10+ throughout the CD. Pounding vocals mixed with ripping guitars and shattering drums make Substance D a shot of fresh adrenaline straight to the cranium. Brutal, in you face, heavy metal music from the first track that never lets you down until it spits you out at the end. 

Substance D was produced and mixed by Mike Panin and what an excellent job he does. This recording is full of odd, hard-to-identify background sounds that enhance the listening experience. 

I was only going to give this release 2 1/2 chainsaws, until I saw the back cover photo of the band. One of the bandmembers is wearing a Motorhead t-shirt - extra credit for that!

Substance D is Todd Chaisson on bass and vocals, Mike Parnin, guitar and vocals, and T.M. Burr on drums.

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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