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0/10 Chaim
 

HACRIDE - Lazarus - CD - Listenable Records - 2009

review by: Chaim Drishner

Listenable Records must have been seriously delusional when writing the three whole descriptive paragraphs in the press release about this album. Take everything you hear about this album with not one, not two, but three pinches of salt if you are into artistic integrity, for Lazarus is everything Listenable Records claims it is not, namely generic, unoriginal, tiresome, lacking in genuine power and dynamics and poor in songwriting abilities; for the album sounds weary, dispassionate and obsolete.

Hacride play a watered-down style of post-metal meets post-hardcore, coupled with the utmost try-hard brand of hardcore vocals imaginable that make this album sound ever the more miserable.

The keyboards give the album an almost MTV-level of mellowness. Lazarus is lacking in identity, being generic to the bone, copycatting other second-tier bands but poorly lagging even behind those mediocre musical entities.

If you like bands such as Gojira, and seriously consider listening to a pale Gojira clone, than you probably deserve this outrageously pathetic recording. (0/10)

(Edís note: Chaim is the harshest, crustiest old bastard amongst a bunch of the same such bastards here at Maelstrom, and even though zero is a touch harsher than Iíd have given this album, I canít disagree that it sucks big time, that the label promotion of the album is nothing short of comedy as compared to the music Ė ironically, the same press releases were rehashed and used with at least two other bandsí albums that were released by Listenable along with Hacrideís, making a press release touting a "unique," "not generic" recording a recycled statement Ė and that itís a mindfuck that a band that released such energetic albums as Deviant Current Signal could later put out such mush.)

 

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ISSUE 73
ALBUM REVIEWS

(3-A)  (A-AP)  (A-B)  (B-C)  (C-D)  (D-E)  (F-G)  (G-H)  (H-L)  (M-MR)  (M-O)  (P-S)  (S-ST)  (S-V)  (V-W)  (Z-ZW)

GRIS
L'id

GROWN BELOW
The Long Now

HACRIDE
Lazarus

HAIKU FUNERAL
If God Is a Dru

HAMMERLORD
Wolves at War's

HELFAHRT
Drifa

HELL LIGHT
Funeral Doom (r

HIGHGATE
Black Frost Fal

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