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Candiria - 300 Percent Density (2/10) - USA - 2001

Genre: Modern Metal
Label: Century Media (USA)
Playing time: 64:05
Band homepage: Candiria

Tracklist:

  1. 300 Percent Density
  2. Signs Of Discontent
  3. Without Water
  4. Mass
  5. Constant Velocity Is A Natural Being At Rest
  6. Words From The Lexicon
  7. Channeling Elements
  8. Advancing Positions
  9. The Obvious Destination
  10. Contents Under Pressure
  11. Opposing Meter
Candiria - 300 Percent Density
Let me quote the info-flyer: "CANDIRIA from Brooklyn, New York, offer us a completely original fusion from Metal, Jazz and Hip-Hop". Agreement, original they are, my ears had yet to behold something like this.

On the positive side we have the high grade of musicality, those guys are no newbies at their instruments, no doubt. The guitars have a quite fat sound.

OK, that's what is positive about "300 Percent Density", already the fourth album of CANDIRIA. Now to the backside and that one is, in my ears, almost monumental. I have yet to find a flow in the compositions, jazzy arrangements tear apart promising passages, break-ridden are the songs, in which you either welcome the sometimes manic Hatecore-vocals of Carley Coma or take into consideration if you shouldn't better leave the room immediately.

The Hip-Hop-elements surprisingly are not bad, but I have to ask what the hell they have to do with Metal, but I absolutely prefer them to the gruesome Jazz-parts, because only in a few places it is listenable Jazz, but partly confused, hard-to-follow sounds that I almost strip of the label of music...

Please let me again quote the flyer: "Every few years a band comes along to take heavy music to a place it's never been." In the case of CANDIRIA I can only say: Thank God!

Alexander Melzer



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