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Greed - One Of Seven (8,5/10) - Germany - 2003

Genre: Modern Metal
Label: Swell Creek
Playing time: 48:36
Band homepage: Greed

Tracklist:

  1. With Both Legs Broken
  2. Flex
  3. Using Your Gift
  4. Abuse Me Again
  5. Shockwaves
  6. Ill To The Bone
  7. In Shadows
  8. One Of Seven
  9. Fractured
  10. F.U.C.K.
  11. Incarcerated
  12. Know This
  13. Post Human
Greed - One Of Seven
GREED consists of two Germans (Holger and Daniel), two Brits (Adam and Dave) and Greek George and has assembled a brutal lump of Nu-Metal, Thrash Metal and Hardcore in form of "One Of Seven" and within that lets the borders between those genre blend together that much that you almost start to think there never had been any. So it should not be too hard to enthuse fans from all those camps for the music contained.

GREED can be found somewhere between SLAYER, MACHINE HEAD, SLIPKNOT and HATEBREED and combine furious music with monstrous grooves. Many tempo changes turn "With Both Legs Broken", "Using Your Gift", "In Shadows" and the brutal rest of the altogether all impressive tracks into skull splitting grenades and never get boring in the least. Also the production lives up to the high standard of the songs and does not have to hide behind overtly expensive major label recordings. The instruments, completely independent from the tempo of the respective tracks, always remain very accessible and have their perfect spots. Vocally Dave convinces all the way through and shouts out his pent up aggressions until his head starts to smoke from the exertion. "No mercy" and "head through the wall" seem to be the two main attitudes of GREED. They do not step around the pot for long, but quickly and precisely come to the point. Then, when you have reached this point very quickly, you can look forward to a tense and unforgettable journey through a brutal acoustic landscape.

"One Of Seven" does not want to please with everything, but goes the uncompromising, but at the same time more honest path, even though it might be very bumpy and less success yielding. Hats off for this courageous decision and if you believe the numerous eye witnesses, then a GREED live show can be equalled a full frontal crash against a rock wall. All of this together makes this band one of the very hopefuls in the German language region and so also the rest of the world should get conquered pretty soon. I'd wish it for them! (Online May 9, 2003)

Alexander Ehringer



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