CRITICAL ASSEMBLY – The Indifference of Good Men
Critical Assembly blend melody with groove for a disc that begins to define the new generation of traditional Heavy Metal. This five piece from Austin deliver songs full of groove layered with vocals that swing between a harsh rasp to a fully melodious quality that merge together quite well. The guitars are not without character, and give the songs an uplifting element that is unique to the band. The juxtaposition of the uplifting guitars with the pummeling bottom end of the bass further adds to the band’s style. The one song that stands out as an example of their sound is, “Invitro Virus.” This song is a four-minute journey of the groove and harmony previously mentioned. The opening track, “Draining the Flood,” gives the listener a taste of heavy edge before the signature groove takes hold, and the vocals hold the widest range from nearly growl to the melodic. The Indifference of Good Men is a quality EP, and shows a band with huge potential and a style that borders original…can’t wait to see the future.