|Agents Of Chaos - 'Volume One' (Choke Slam Pub)|
|Written by Ross Welford|
|Monday, 20 August 2012 04:30|
"We are not like anything else you are hearing out of Seattle," says guitarist Brien DeChristopher. Well that might be the case right now but instantly they sound like everything you associate with that place.
There are many good points to Agents Of Chaos - great name, great vibe, a great vocalist in Jake McCoy Martin and some great songs - BUT I'm betting you've heard it all before.
Opener 'Face Down' has the same riff as Velvet Revolver's 'Slither' (whatever happened to them?) and although it's not a like for like copy, you can't help but start singing Weiland-esque to it as soon as you hear that riff. As soon as 'Cold War' kicks in, you'll hear another band and that band is........Godsmack. Now I was a fan of their first album but the Metallica/AIC rip off can tire very quickly and Martin has gone from a vocalist who has great lungs to a down-tuned, background twisted vocalist of the likes of Sally Erna and that's a waste of his voice quite frankly.
'Window Pain' goes down the Metallica/AIC/Soundgarden melodic route and, again, it's a pretty decent song. 'Damage' starts with a funky bassline and along with last track 'One Last Look', winds up into Metallica circa 'Load' as Martin morphs into Hetfield and DeChristopher kicks out some thrash licks in the background.
Loads of people will enjoy the five tracks on offer because they place a blanket over a whole scene and more and, just like Godsmack, they'll do alright for themselves because they're more than decent.
But does anybody really want to be the new Godsmack?
To pick up a copy of 'Volume One [Explicit]' - CLICK HERE