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Recipe for the Sick
Isn't inventive, yet still pleasing
Scolding mosh and groove is the formula for this French act. The debut, 'Recipe for the Sick', arrives five years from the band's conception. By 2008 this sort of antediluvian hardcore is somewhat removed, morphing into more metalcore with the obligatory melodic injections. Uncompromising in delivery, the band's use of down-tuned riffs, screaming vocals and death pace comprises a forceful sound that isn't inventive, yet still pleasing due to the overdose of energy.
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