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FRACTURED SPINE - Memoirs Of A Shattered Mind - CD - Inverse Records - 2014

Ya know, I've never been a fan of Katatonia. So why on earth would I ever consider liking this? The truth is told I can't stomach this, at all. Not only it is bad, it is tragically bad. Memoirs Of A Shattered Mind, the sophomore effort from Fractured Spine, is one of these albums that have absolutely no redeeming qualities.

The best way to describe this release is as a bizarre mix between Dark Tranquility, Katatonia, and an Emo live journal entry. If I were to sum up this album in one phrase, it would be this; "Lacuna Coil attempting funeral doom." When I want to be alone with my thoughts, I throw on The Cure. When I sat down with this one, I wanted to throw it in the trash.

With titles such as "Clock that ticks," "Deprived of Daylight" and "Suicide Problem," one can easily judge a book by a cover. It's a neverending laundry list of clichés, poorly written lyrics, and repetition we've all seen a million times before. (2/10)

 

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ISSUE 78
ALBUM REVIEWS

(A-B)  (B-D)  (D-G)  (G-K)  (K-M)  (M-P)  (P-S)  (S-ST)  (S-W)  (W-Z)

DOOMED
Wrath Monolith

ENNUI
Falsvs Anno Dom

EVOKE THY LORDS
Boys! Raise Gia

FALLEN ANGELS
World In Decay

FLYING COLORS
Second Flight:

FORD, ROBBEN
Into The Sun

FRACTURED SPINE
Memoirs Of A Sh

GALACTIC
Into The Deep

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