The Awakening Review

artist: Send More Paramedics date: 09/22/2006 category: compact discs
Send More Paramedics: The Awakening
Release Date: Sep 18, 2006
Label: In At The Deep End
Genres: Rock
Number Of Tracks: 15
This CD is 15 tracks of bone crunching destruction that show Send More Paramedics are a greater threat to humanity than previously thought.
 Sound: 6
 Lyrics: 6
 Overall Impression: 6
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overall: 6
The Awakening Reviewed by: Haunted_Devil, on september 22, 2006
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Sound: A pretty underground punk/metal band right now, Send More Paramedics have released a few previous albums, singles and EPs and haven't been recognised. They've been on tour with other alternative punk bands such as The Offspring and My Chemical Romance. And now they have released this album, entitled The Awakening. Their sound to me is somewhat repetative throughout, with little variation on each track. You are sometimes unsure where one track ends and another begins. But fans of The Misfits may enjoy this band, as their sound is very similar with a slight touch of metal. // 6

Lyrics: Another problem with this band - the vocals. After a short while it becomes somewhat repetative and evidently annoying. With high pitched screams coming from here and from there it is hard to bear and is a pain to the ears. Once again, clear influences are from punk bands like The Clash and Sex Pistols. But they still seem to manage to make it their own, in a bad way. The lyrics aren't anything special to be honest. Each song seems to make some relevance with zombies, or horror scenes or something similar. And that seems to be what all the songs are about. // 6

Overall Impression: It's clear that this band clearly put the effort in when it comes to an album, what's also clear is that this band clearly hold the angry punk sound and feel with their music. But what is unclear is if this band make themself different enough to make themselve become recognized to the general music scene. The vocal work is crummy, the song subjects are repetative, along with the sound each song holds too, which is evidently annoying. But on the upside, the guitar and drum work in this record is nothing short of impressive, sliding in a guitar solo here and there is always a good thing and shows the talent this band possess. Clearly hints of bands such as Iron Maiden and Guns N' Roses come into mind when you hear what's produced. But on the overall, nothing fantastic and could certainley be made into something much better. Hopefully, they won't have to send more paramedics after you give this offering a listen. // 6

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