Deviation is beautiful. The 2002 opus by Mudvayne, titled “The End Of All Things To Come” [No Name/Epic Records], has a few added subtle twists. New to the Mudvayne Aggro Metal machinations are some extra, clean emotive vocals with a chaotic, surreal edginess, and some odd-timing psychosis.
Guitar licks wash across bizarre, off-center rhythms at times. Chud‘s growls are superior—much better than his emotional howls. But for all the weaknesses, overall this is still a very good release.
The best of these visceral cuts include “Not Falling,” the violent beauty of “A Key To Nothing,” “Mercy, Severity,” “A World So Cold,” and “(Per) Version Of A Truth.” Mudvayne is a furious dynamic of sublime aggression.
In conclusion, this is one fierce slab of Aggro Metal. Let brutality be your guide. Stay savage. Farewell.
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Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION. War.
Bill Vogel III
Email at: StrangeAeons@hatebox.net
Courtesy of Stranger Aeons Magazine.