Diary In Black
5/5/2003 - Review by: Eric Compton
Rawhead Rexx - Diary In Black - reviewed by: EC
With Diary In Black, the band seems to have lost some of the spark from the debut record. I'm not so sure I should say "lost" the spark, but they don't really carry it over to this record. Don't get me wrong, this record is far from terrible, but I really expected the band to take it up a notch. They are certainly capable of doing better I believe.
Lackluster songs like "Return Of The Dragon" (why must every power metal song have a dragon in the title or chorus?) and "The Machine" shows a side of Rawhead Rexx that I don't feel expresses their true talent. These songs, as well as others on the record are uncreative and don't have any real drive. I feel as though the band has become too "paint by numbers", much the way the Canadian band Eidolon. Both of these bands have tremendous talent, but they don't use that talent to make any real impression on the listener.
This release does have some highlights, which are mainly the leads that we have come to love from the first record, and of course the intense vocals from former Glenmore singer
Don't completely avoid this record if you are a Rawhead Rexx fan. There are some good tracks on here, but a majority of the album just fails to create a spark for me. Hopefully the third time will be the charm.
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