Noise and shouting

I’ve been reading through the November issue of Metal Hammer magazine and came across a less than favourable review of Glasgow thrash band Mendeed‘s debut album “From Shadows Came”:

While there is no doubt that they can play, their songs are a bit generic – not to mention totally devoid of any creative spark… a collection of totally unspectacular straight up thrash metal tracks – with the added bonus of a bit of fret board wankery thrown in now and again for good measure.

I have to say that I was quite glad that the review wasn’t exactly glowing. I saw Mendeed supporting Anthrax (who were amazing) last year and, at the risk of sounding like my Mum, to me it was just a lot of noise and shouting! And it would appear I’m not the only one. And remember I like a good bit of noise and shouting at the best of times: Slayer, StoneSour, Lamb of God, Godflesh, Testament, Exodus, Mastodon, et al.

I just hope there are no Wegie Metal Neds reading this…!