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Band
Artillery
Title
Penalty by Perception
Type
LP/EP
Company
Metal Blade
YOR
2016
Style
Thrash
5/10/2016 - Review by: Greg Watson
The vocals just kill it for me
This is the band's first new album in 3 years. While it has some incredible riffs, the detractor for the album has to be singer Michael Bastholm Dahl. While his vocals are really well done, they just don't fit with the music for most of the album. You have these aggressive and fast thrash guitars unleashing sonic chaos throughout and then you have Dahl's vocals come in sounding like a cross between C.J. Snare from Firehouse and Whitfield Crane from Ugly Kid Joe. They just don't seem to mesh well to me and kind of detract from the music. If you can get past the vocals, the album is really, really good. But the vocals just kill it for me.
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  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    3 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: ARTILLERY
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Legions
2013
Metal Blade
Eric Compton3/24/2014
3
My Blood
2011
Metal Mind Productions
Chris Kincaid5/1/2011
4
Penalty by Perception
2016
Metal Blade
Greg Watson5/10/2016
3
The Face of Fear
2018
Rock of Angels
Eric Compton11/17/2018
3.5

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