Album Review: Attica Rage – Ruin Nation
Opening with a big dark epic intro (Safe Inside) this sounds initially quite exciting. Sadly, that’s pretty much the only bit that is.
The vocal is pretty much standard modern metal and does nothing for me, and while the sound is a fairly pleasant heavy stomp, it gets to become a fairly samey dirge very quickly. There are some pretty decent solos in here though, which could be really good in better songs.
Sounds a bit like Panic Cell at times, but without so much vital energy. There’s a Pantera reference in No More Tomorrow, so I guess they’re probably a big influence too.
If dark vaguely stoner metal is your bag, you might enjoy this, but overall it’s not very striking. Attica Rage are doing some of the festival circuit this summer, so you may see them around.
- Safe Inside
- Dark City
- Attica Rising
- Chance To Breathe
- Eyes Wide Open
- In My Dreams
- No More Tomorrow
- First Life
- State Of New Control