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ADEMA – Topple The Giants

| 16 March 2013 | Reply


Label: Pavement Entertainment

Release Date: April 2, 2013

Rating: 8/10

Reviewed by: ToddStar

Some bands revamp their lineup and release new materials that pales in comparison to its previous efforts.  Other times, the music is just as good, if not better.  The latest from Adema is just as good as anything they previously released.  “Resolution” kicks the disc off with directed aggression that seems to fit the path of the entire disc.  The vocals are different from previous efforts, but just as strong.  The guitar playing is great and helps set the tone for the track.  “Topple The Giants” has a very Megadeth feel to it.  The guitars are working overtime to build the song up, but the vocals are very reminiscent of Mustaine and his cool metal snarl.  This track gets the foot tapping and the fist pumping.  “Lions” is a little mellower track than the previous songs, but not to the detriment of the disc.  The verse slowly acclimates you to the sound and the song soon springs a cool pop-rock chorus on you that features a chugging riff that carries the vocal nicely.

“Unstable” goes back to the genre that helped break them.  The modern metal sound, featuring a heavy bottom line, along with guitars and effects, comes across well and demonstrates these guys still have the fire to create.  “Immortal” is one of the better tracks on the disc, as it shows where the band originated, but also shows the growth over the years in the writing and playing.  This has some cool elements to it, including the guitar work, which ranges from light and ethereal to heavy.  “Planets” slows the pace a bit and features a cool guitar intro that morphs into a great riff that twists the vocals a bit and help create a different vibe for this disc.  The song is a bit of a departure, but adds a little dimension to the other tracks.  “Giving In” is a cool rock track that isn’t about speed and screaming.  The guitar playing is precise and well balanced against the vocals and bassline, which is heavy and stands out perfectly on this track.  This is a great way to end this short collection of new music from the band.

Category: CD Reviews

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