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Mahavatar - Go With The NO! (6,5/10) - USA - 2005

Genre: Alternative Metal
Label: Cruz Del Sur Music
Playing time: 35:29
Band homepage: Mahavatar

Tracklist:

  1. Cult >mp3
  2. By The Numbers >mp3
  3. Raw >mp3
  4. Open Your Minds
  5. Psychos
  6. Deep Cobble
  7. Anger
  8. The Time Has Come
Mahavatar - Go With The NO!

's MAHAVATAR is something that is next to impossible to pigeonhole thanks to unique visions that Lizza and Karla see. For once, I can honestly say that I haven't heard anything like this before and I am pretty positive that I won't again either. Jamaican born Karla Williams is the driving force with her fierce guitar work that is as much catchy as it is aggressive.

 

Israeli born Lizza throws her voice around in many ways. You would think she was a dude with her low screams kind of in that Angela Gossow way. At the flip of a coin she can clean it up and sing with grace, but don't be fooled for her Cybil complex can kick in at any given moment. "Cult" exercises everything mentioned above. "By The Numbers" grooves to the max in the rhythm departments with thick, luscious and pounding bass lines while the drums get tribal and then some. The staccato riffs give it that Nu-Metal feel, but not really because there is a bigger dynamic going on here. "Raw" not only lives up to its name, but also adds a touch of class and Goth to the mix which is completely unexpected, but more than welcomed as it keeps you on your toes at all times.

 

Each song is more than original and different from one another. It doesn't get any more intriguing than this. If you have a lustful yearning for Rock, Metal, Goth, tribal, Industrial, dark, melodic, Punky, Hardcore and then some, then you have to dive head first into this one. (Online May 30, 2005)

Joe Florez



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