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Motograter – s/t – CD Review

…As the abyss shines. Just when you thought the Aggro Metal scene was dead and gone, the genre gets a revitalizing shot of skilled aggression from the beast that is Motograter. Their self-titled 2003 debut, out on No Name Records, is as melodic as it is caustic. And it is good.

Sometimes relying too heavily on soft, dark moments for oblique contrast, it tends to counteract the overall power on occasion. But having said this, Motograter's brand of Techno/Tribal Aggro Metal is still exceptionally cool. Powerful, tribal tinged drums weave together the onslaught of clean, deep vocals, acidic Death growls, blasting guitars, and samples. It's as addictive as it is aggressive.

From this killer set of bludgeoning odes of intensity comes such blistering wonders as “Mutiny,” the 11 minute barrage of “Fight,” “New Design (Start Over),” and the mournful epic “No Name.” But the very best cut is the blasting, hook-drenched monster “Suffocate.”

In summary, Motograter has created a truly worthy debut. And is easily earns them a spot as one of the BEST New Bands of 2003. Stay savage. Farewell.

Related Bands: Slipknot, Mudvayne, Static-X, Chimaira, Lifer, American Head Charge, No One, Sworn Enemy, Dry Kill Logic, Ill Nino, 36 Crazyfists, Downthesun, Simon Says, Flaw, Hotwire, Soil, 40 Below Summer, Jack Off Jill, Kittie, Drycell, etc.

Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION. War.

Bill Vogel III
Email at: StrangeAeons@hatebox.net
Copyright 2003.
Courtesy of Stranger Aeons Magazine.

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