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Band
Cycle Beating
Title
The Age of Depression
Type
LP/EP
Company
Independent
YOR
2014
Style
Thrash
1/12/2015 2:12:16 PM - Review by: Greg Watson
Cycle Beating are a German Groove/Thrashcore band who just sort of blend in with the other bands in this genre. "The Age of Depression" is a decent debut with solid songs and vocals—a great mix of death and grind style growls. The problem is in the repetitiveness of the record. After hearing the first few tracks, the formula is pretty clear --crash the cymbals, abuse the hell out of the low E chord and create lots of groove and crushing riffs. The production is mostly clear, with a few muddied hiccups here and there. This album isn't going to break any barriers and with some evolving, the band could definitely move up the ladder.
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The Age of Depression
2014
Independent
Greg Watson1/12/2015
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