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Twelve Tribes Out Monday

Posted on February 12, 2008

Twelve Tribes scorching new album is released on Monday June 14th and can be purchased from HMV, Virgin, MVC, Music Zone and your local official ‘Roadrage’ store for around 퉌£9.99. Metal Hammer says: “Like the twelve tribes of Israel, Dayton Ohio’s Twelve Tribes have spent a while wandering in the wilderness. Their first demo was recorded seven years ago. Many disappointments, setbacks and frustrations followed, but Twelve Tribes kept going. Where contemporaries became media darlings, they turned instead to the basements and garages where they begun to hone their craft. On this, their first full-length release, it’s apparent that the time has been well spent. The fusion of melodic metal with elements of rock are as distinctive as they are exciting. Complex rhythm structures and unusual chord progressions are effortless dropped into the grainy mix of metalcore. Early influences, such as Faith No More, have now been completely assimilated into the music. The epic chord structure of ‘Baboon Music’ and soaring choruses of ‘The Train Bridge’ are testament to this. The album’s standout track, the catchy and brutal ‘Venus Complex’, deftly slides from crunching aggressive verse to uplifting melodic chorus, while displaying influences as diverse as Slayer and Smashing Pumpkins. Similar to Cave In, Twelve Tribes can dally with art-rock textured guitars í¢ä‰åäóì on tracks such as ‘Backburner’ and the excellently titled ‘Godshaped War’ í¢ä‰åäóì without diluting the power of the music. And there’s subtle elements of Rage Against The Machine’s trademark whisper-to-roar vocals on the wiry album closer ‘Flight Of The Patogen’. The wandering is over and Twelve Tribes have found the Promised Land and yay, it is good.”

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