Afflicted Faith - Afflicted Faith

Afflicted Faith have two shows lined up for this month – Saturday, Apr. 11 at The Zoo and Tuesday, Apr. 21 at The Pyramid Cabaret. The four-piece writes songs that are competent and passable, mixing thrash, hardcore and death metal. They cite In Flames, Cannibal Corpse and Job for a Cowboy as influences, and that seems about right. Classical guitar intros, Cookie Monster vocals, crushing breakdowns, blast beats, incendiary guitar leads, shifting tempos – it’s all right here on their three-song debut EP. Still, even though the band has been around for four years, they’ve yet to strike out and find a voice of their own in the oversaturated genre that is metal. There’s no telling what a few more years of woodshedding and gigging will do for this band. But in the meantime, you can pass on this disc.

Patriot Raised by Afflicted Faith

Published in Volume 63, Number 26 of The Uniter (April 2, 2009)

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