Genetic Drift - Decide For Us All Review
by Matt Hensch
The metal underground is currently exploding with new bands that bring ideas to the table that have never been used before. Among the hundreds of band that are involved in this scene, a young band named Genetic Drift have issued an album that manages to combine the heart of groove thrash and the soul of metalcore into a metallic frenzy of brutal music. Genetic Drift's album, titled "Decide For Us All," shows the special power and force of a strong band emerging from the underground.
The riffing style used on "Decide For Us All" contains some heavy groove thrash elements with an added sense of brutality. The power and speed of the riffs is a relentless assault of non-stop heaviness and incredible technicality. A great drumming performance is thankfully present on this album as well. Everything you could expect from insane double bass pedal work to crushing cymbals that sound like a bomb exploding. There are a lot of good bass lines that emerge from "Decide For Us All." During most of the songs, the current riff will stop and a monster bass line will lead Genetic Drift to the next musical formation. "Watch Until You Die" contains an insane breakdown that's mainly driven by the bass and the drums. Genetic Drift's ability to mix up their sound on this album makes it a worthwhile listen.
Just when you thought such a solid musical performance couldn't be matched, the vocals come in and compliment the music perfectly. The vocals sound quite similar to the legendary Pantera singer, Phil Anselmo. The singer's voice is alike to Phil's in the aspects of volume and power, yet the vocals remain a great fit for the already good music.
Overall, I was highly impressed with Genetic Drift's approach to metal. The brutality and intelligence in their music is something the metal world shouldn't ignore. "Decide For Us All" is a joyous combination of groove thrash and metalcore, and it should appeal to fans of Pantera and Lamb Of God. If you like these bands or groups similar to them, this is essential.
1. Decide For Us All
3. Watch Until You Die
5. Remove Your Eyes
6. Genetic Drift
7. We're The Cause
9. Freebasing Hooker's Blood
10. Product Of Your Surroundings
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