TWIN METHOD


"The Volume of Self" (Crash; 2006)

Reviewed by Jeff Rogers

 

Twin Method have a sound that slams Mudvayne, Linkin Park and Prodigy all together and you better believe that some bruises are going to appear after jumping into their mosh pit. They have a lot of influences to draw from and they use the power of their music to sound like those who inspire them. 

However, too much of a good thing is bad; too much of a bad thing is worse. The vocals are clean on some parts and sheer beast squalls at other times and this is when they sound all too much like Mudvayne.

With bands of this style their lyrics tend to put everyone down and treat those who look at their purple hair with odd glances as the enemy. Ninety percent of the focus here is to toss aggression at everyone. This is just emo with spiked hair. The music does not have a steady pace. I think the band tries too hard to cram too many influences into each song.

There is some cool guitar work on a few songs but I put this on and walked away and only walked back when I heard something that pulled my ear toward the music. There isn't much new here to those who want a fresh sound.

Twin Method: The band: Jason vocals; Yan vocals; Robin Electronics; Matt bass; Deen guitar; Adam drums.

For more information, check out http://www.twinmethod.com


"The Volume of Self" (Crash; 2006)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

 

Putting a British spin on modern metal, the Logan Mader of Machine Head-produced effort by the sextet called Twin Method exhibits all of the nuances of Sevendust, Taproot, Linkin Park, and Lostprophets. Unveiling a keyboard driven, downtuned assault packed with vocal melodies galore on tracks like the made-for-radio "Flawless," these lads also tend to drone into the faceless techno metal slots a bit too often on tracks like "Pedegree," diverting the strong points to expose a way overdone style that is five years behind the times. 

Despite the unoriginality, Twin Method's screams are impressive, their riffs are tight, and they've nailed the sound of 2001 metal perfectly.

Twin Method: The band: Jason vocals; Yan vocals; Robin Electronics; Matt bass; Deen guitar; Adam drums.

For more information, check out http://www.twinmethod.com


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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