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6/10 Mladen
 

ORWELL - Endeavors - CD - Zero Budget Records - 2009

review by: Mladen Škot

A machine-gun intro, a Swedish-sounding riff and instant screaming vocals... You've heard it before, right? Luckily, it's not all bad. There are no metalcore breaks (well, at least not until the 7th track), some riffs are quite catchy if not actually memorable, and the barrage of licks and melodies is quite impressive, while it lasts.

When Endeavors stops playing, though, most of what you will remember will be the vocals: too much, way too much, and way too one-dimensional. As for the rest, think of it like this: How many times did you watch a technically amazing band live, admired their stage presence (well, as long as they don't actually wear those flip flops on stage), headbanged and enjoyed only to realize that you don't remember a single riff once you're back home? Orwell is one of those bands. An extremely good one, instrumentally, but still one of those. (6/10)

 

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