SICKENING HORROR - When Landscapes Bled Backwards
Released: June 24th, 2007 | Label: Neurotic | Rating: 4/10 | Reviewer: PSL | Provided by: Neurotic

01. Descending the Mind's Abyss
02. An Eerie Aspect of Us... Drowning
03. This Cold Funeral
04. The Perfect Disease
05. Imprisoned in Apocalypse
06. Forsake My Bleeding
07. Dark One Surreality
08. Virus Detected
09. Filming Our Graves
10. Embrace the Abstract
11. All Perceived Nothing
12. When Landscapes Bled Backwards

I've heard good things about Sickening Horror, so I was sort of looking forward hear what all the fuzz was about. Unfortunately it turns out to be rather disappointing. Sickening Horror find inspiration in a wide variety of different kinds of music. The band creates a peculiar, but not very homogeny mixture of such different styles as industrial, fusion, jazz and death metal. The result is a little different from what previously have been done, but as a whole this cocktail is not that unusual. Bands like Atheist, Cynic, Cephalic Carnage and Pestilence have to some degree already tried most of this.

No doubt that the Greeks have some very exciting ideas, but as a whole their efforts isn't that captivating. A lot of the time the music tends to sound like a clutter of different genres. It's like the band can't decide in what direction to go. It gets frustrating to listen to after a while and it doesn't benefit the music either that it lacks of things to remember. Besides the closing part in "Embrace the Abstract" there's not much else that is an attention grabber. It's great that Sickening Horror dare to experiment, but unfortunately the result is anything but forceful.

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