Song Review: Overlord – Unholy

Song Review: Overlord – Unholy

Song: Unholy
Band/Artist: Overlord
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Date of Release: 16/01/15
Genre: Death Metal / Beatdown (apparently)
Reviewer: DeadParrot
For Fans Of: Fight dancing in someone’s face, and sending that person to the ER. You inconsiderate fuckwit.
Why They Aren’t Famous: Because (better) bands like Slayer and Sepultura stole these guys riffs. Or is it the other way around?

So I did a massive spring clean the other day and found a huge book called ‘The Guitar Riff Yellow Pages’. It’s an interesting concept. On the surface a guitar player can open it up and learn a famous riff. But perhaps what it really does is allows bands like Overlord to literally phone in their writing.

I mean how the fuck are we supposed to give you guys a good rap when all I hear is bastardisations of Slayer and Sepultura riffs? All you’ve done is change a few notes / chords and voila! A whole new Raining Blood. Except with none of the talent or technical prowess. You could pull more imagination from a constipated Jewish tape worm in a nursing home for parasites than you will ever get from this band.

Case in point. The sample at the beginning of the song. This was cool back in the early 00’s when Blood Duster were ripping out thirty second face melters after epically toned movie samples. But now it’s more banged out than that nude pic of Miley after HotRod cut a whole out of it.

Let’s move on to the Vocalist, shall we? Dude, do you even practice your vox? When you decided to join a band did you actually investigate how best to get the sound you wanted? Don’t answer because everyone will know when they hit play on this track. As bad as the actual writing is here, the guys playing the instruments do so tightly and cleanly. But the moment I hear your vox man the urge to hit stop on the player intensifies. Which completely negates the years of effort your drummer and guitarist have spent learning their instruments. Those lows are laughable and your attempts at pig squeals sound like you’re trying to breath normally with Thrillhouse’s cock down your throat.

Your lyrics are bland and completely lack any sort of meaning. Why do vocalists these days insist on writing about nothing? You do realise that words actually import value and aren’t just used for rhythmic meter right? Take your shitty attempt at a kindergarten level, pseudo-gothic and paper thin biblical lyric to a fucking library.

The rest of the performances on this are adequate. But who cares? This is just another mediocre track by a band with no sense of originality who are trying to re-live the glory days of drinking goon and dreaming of bitches. Which of course means that the scene kids will eat this shite up. I guarantee we’ll review the same band tomorrow. Just with a different name.

Vocals / Screams: 1/10
Guitars: 5/10
Bass: where da bass at?/10
Drums: 5/10
Production: 7.5/10
Lyrics: 1/10
Songwriting: 1/10
Overall IPHYB Rating: 2.9/10
Personal Enjoyment Factor:1/10

Song Review: Overlord – Unholy
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