Calm Site – Deadweight

qb_32403_calmsiteThe unassuming artwork adorning “Deadweight” tells little about the music contained herein and since we are typically visual creatures, I have been sitting on this one for a while. In fact I had to force myself to listen to Calm Site. This Finnish quartet benefits from a powerful, down tuned tone and unleash the groove based movement in their riffage ala Entombed for that deathly rock presence. Petri’s hollowed out and cavernous death growl is often discernable (though a bit dry) and sits well with this very catchy material. No blast beats, just wave after wave of harmonious riff work and a standard rock influenced drum beat to capture the listener with simplicity. The memorable nature of this material is its only saving grace, for Calm Site are too lethargic in their delivery. This is one of those cases where a little tempo variation could go a long way. All 3 tracks are structured the same and have the exact same mood/tempo and begin to get very tired sounding. I can imagine that an entire albums worth of material would be incredibly boring. I wouldn’t go out of my way to obtain this 3 song demo, but fans of Finnish death rock may find some redeeming qualities. A decent vocal delivery just isn’t enough. – Marty
Paivolantie 27 A 7,
11120 RMK

~ by martyworm on January 3, 2009.

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