Metal Blade Records, the Mecca of the Metalcore recording industry, have signed new band FOREVER IN TERROR in hopes of cashing in on the exponential growth of Metalcore in contemporary society. Inspired by UNEARTH, the Americans have recorded a rather lengthy debut album that is void of ambient tracks. As is the case with all releases in this genre, the issue of originality is ever prevalent in FOREVER IN TERROR and might signal their downfall, as many other bands before them have been slain.
Expect breakdowns. Expect clean vocals. Expect nothing new. The Americans have mastered the art of UNEARTH to a high level, possibly obtaining their PhD of UNEARTHness this year if the well respected United Metalcore Panel unanimously vote for the award. Seriously, there is nothing between these two bands. I appreciate that it is difficult to write music that has never been used before but this sounds like a UNEARTH mosaic. For that reason alone, boredom creeps over when the torture begins with “Destroy Us”. “Leviathan” is the first track where the drummer sounds like he has coordination issues as just about every single sound is either too fast, too late or too random. Unfortunately, the rest of the album takes a cue from this track.
Even avid fans of Metalcore will have problems with FOREVER IN TERROR. The fact that 99% of the album sounds like UNEARTH will tick you off. The disconnected drumming will give you a migraine and the endless breakdowns will make you stab your eyes out
(Online September 10, 2007)