With a name like Voodoo Terror Tribe, what's your first best guess of the style of music they play? My first guess was death metal or something akin to hardcore or extreme metal (especially from the album cover). Well, I was wrong, and more than a little off. Symptoms of Sin is more near modern hard rock with a heavy edge. The vocals are rough, but neither this, nor the music, surrenders to the current hardcore/death metal trends. Actually, many songs here have a truly accessible, nearly radio-friendly, appeal including Never Died Before, Light Divided, and the excellent The Victim. VTT can definitely hit the fringes of modern metal with Wake of the White Devil and Deleted Scenes. Yet, the latter has enough melodic sensibility, and a darn fine guitar performance, to remove the edge and remain accessible.
While a rather impressive start, Symptoms of Sin could have been better. The production is a bit dull at times, but holds up when played loud. The album is short with only 7 songs, and you could easily pass on You're My Punishment or Looking for Serenity, which are average numbers. The live version of World of Lies is a throw away, as is the radio edit of Wake of the White Devil. I would have much preferred three or four more original numbers. Nevertheless, Voodoo Terror Tribe is definitely on the right path on Symptoms of Sin with their harder edge melodic modern rock. A bit more focus and development adds promise to their future endeavors. Check them out.
Voodoo Terror Tribe is definitely on the right path on Symptoms of Sin with their harder edge melodic modern rock. A bit more focus and development adds promise to their future endeavors.
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