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Point Blank - By A Thread (5/10) - USA - 2006

Genre: Hardcore Metal
Label: Self-production
Playing time: 49:06
Band homepage: Point Blank

Tracklist:

  1. Next Best Thing
  2. Ill At Ease
  3. Savior Self
  4. Can't Pretend
  5. By A Thread
  6. Truth Hurts
  7. Nonsense
  8. Visiting Hours
  9. Freedom Of Speech
Point Blank - By A Thread

New York Cityís POINT BLANK sound the way they look on the back cover: quite pissed off! Their songs are (surprise!) a mixture between Thrash Metal and Hardcore with a high aggro factor. The guitars rip through the speakers in a good and razor-sharp fashion, but the drum sound is just too thin.

In parts, their playing isnít uninteresting either, especially when clean vocals are used (best song: ďCanít PretendĒ), but BIOHAZARD, PANTERA or CRO MAGS are just tougher and more convincing sound-wise. Tough guy music like this has to rip more. Sorry, but thatís the way it is. Nowadays, as the euros/dollar are spent more carefully, the music has to convince you sound-wise as well, and thatís what this CD cannot do. So why should an interested reader order this CD in the US if he can get something better for his money? Things would probably look different liveÖ

(Online January 31, 2007)

Ralf Henn



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