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Completely lacking in imagination or originality, Crow are a clumsy hybrid of clunking Nu-Metal riffage and sub Tool proggy interludes. They manage neither of these things with any aplomb, however, and the vocals sound like they belong to another record. It’s difficult to tell if the singer is trying to sound scary with his harsh whispered style, or if he simply can’t sing the way he’s trying too. Either way, it lessens the impact of these seven songs to the degree that boredom creeps in before very long and I found myself skipping through each track looking for something with substance, but he uses the same style and patterns over and over again. Actually, the whole band seem to be locked in a sort of musical groundhog day and it’s impossible to listen to this for more than about 5 minutes without a feeling that you’ve heard it already, around 10 years ago in fact. The only thing that saves this from sounding like the outtakes from an ill-advised college project is the lack of rapped lyrics. With a better (proper) singer this might have been acceptable in the dark days when Korn ruled the world, but now it just sounds horribly dated and colourless. The few attempts to introduce any variation, like on ‘Scream’, fall flat because, again, the singer is terrible and can’t stay in tune for more than a few notes at a time. That’s not to lay the blame on him completely, the rest of the band are completely anonymous and have served up such a pedestrian soundtrack that there’s probably nothing that could elevate it beyond the humdrum and banal.
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