TEN FOLD B-LOW For Those Who Share The Sun Locomotive Music (2005)
If the name Ten Fold B-Low, brings you visions of a nu-metal ispired sound, then you'd right!
Straight off the bat, the sound is heavy, with some rough throated vocals to boot.
The growling vocals are about as rough and tough as you'd want to get before they are in audible.
Though I have no idea what Ten Fold B-Low are singing about, there are some quite tasteful clean singing in the chorus, from the same leather lunged thraot of, Thomas Fischer.
Quite how he can go from one extreme to the other is quite remarkable.
The sound is somewhat a weird mix of modern day Soilwork, some strange Meshuggah style riffing some out and out brutality of older Machine Head, with some nu-metal of Korn to top things off.
I normally like the extreme growling style of just about anyone, but this gets a bit too much, of close to noise in places, with Thomas Fischer offering less melody than a 747 jumbo jet in more than one song.
If your into nu-metal and don't mind very rough vocals, then this is for you.
I must be getting old...
Review by Graham Boyle