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3.61 | 3 ratings | 2 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Maniac Freak Machine (5:12)
2. (Crushed by) The Jaws of Progress (4:46)
3. The Power of Negative Thinking (6:49)
4. Klusterphunk (7:17)
5. South of Heavy (6:20)
6. Skull Shatter Stomp (6:13)
7. Sinburn (4:23)

Total Time 46:00

Line-up / Musicians

- Chris Rodler / rhythm guitar,bass
- Brett Rodler / drums
- Mike Ohm / lead guitar

Releases information

CD PMM / Lone Wolf Records (2008)

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RAZOR WIRE SHRINE The Power Of Negative Thinking ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(0%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
Collectors/fans only (33%)
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Review by Windhawk
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3 stars This second effort by US outfit Razor Wire Shrine is bound to be compared to Cynic I guess. Blending jazz and technically challenging, sophisticated metal tends to get that result.

In this case we're dealing with a purely instrumental outing though, and while they do utilize a fair share of challenging instrumental excursions and odd rhythms, the sound actually reminds me more of old school death metal band Possessed. In particular in the metal passages of course, which are dark, extremely distorted and mostly on the heavy and brutal side, ranging from slow and sludgy to extreme in a manner pretty similar to a band like Possessed on their "7 Churches" classic from the late 80's.

There's a fair share of interesting and intriguing material on this disc, but the compositions in themselves comes across as somewhat lacking for me though. Too much repetition and lacking in the more subtle and sophisticated details I crave - and too emotionally detached to appeal to me in terms of mood and atmosphere.

But those who enjoy instrumental, brutal and technical metal with jazzy forays should find this one a rather pleasing experience. A well made effort in this genre.

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5 stars Finally the new RWS album has come ,4 years after their impressive debut GOING DEAF FOR A LIVING, and will delight our senses with an intelligent dose of aggressive and smart instrumental music!After a too long wait ,the Rodler brothers come to us with an album that is more that we expect!Gre ... (read more)

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