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Should My First Eye (Cho'Sin Records)

By: Jeb Branin

If you ever really want to get a grasp on something compare it to its opposite. In contrast lies true definition. We know what beauty is because we know what ugly is and vice versa. This is a concept that NECK understands in depth because the entire "Should My First Eye" CD is a study in definition via counterpoise. As a result, they greatly enhance each aspect of their sound. Their heavy riffs seem infinitely heavier than they really are because they are counterbalanced by gentle melody. Their complexity it astounding because it is measured against simplicity. They are harsh and docile, raw and polished, hardcore and metal. They might be easily mistaken for being experimental but in reality no single style they play is extremely adventurous, however, the combination of sounds takes them into some relatively uncharted areas of extreme music. I would like to compare them to somebody for you but I'm not sure it would be a good idea since they sound nothing at all like the bands that jump to mind for comparison. Maybe if you could imagine a Victory style band trying to play alternative rock with a metal edge while worshiping GASP. Trust me when I say this is a lame as hell description but I gotta come up with something or I won't be able to pick up my paycheck at the end of the week. The only way to get a handle on this baby is to buy it, and if while listening you think you are getting a handle on their sound, just wait a minute and things will change.
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