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THESE MONSTERS – HEROIC DOSE

Hailing from Leeds, these rapidly-paced villains have created a crude, abrasive yet completely mosh-tastic work.

His screaming is not the polished, studio friendly sound that so many high profile bands feature in their work; yet vocalist and guitarist Samuel James Pryor oozes a vibe that is raw and genuine emotion. This, combined with catchy riffs and motion-urging drum lines makes for some great moments.

However, there are pitfalls. The album at times sounds repetitive, particularly during tracks Punk Floyd, Live Some and Same Sex Scene. For some this may represent fluency, but in this instance it’s frustrating.

The ultra-grunge breakdown in third track Harder and Faster makes this track one of the standouts of the collection.

They have strived for greatness, yet still have much to learn. (CD)

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