By Marcus Pan
Kind of standard fare, really, nothing
jumps out at me much. Easily gets lost within the confines of other players in
hard rock/alterna-rock genres. Null, for example, has a grungy feel to
it, reminiscent of the already-established Soundgarden or Alice In Chains
sound. World In My Hands opens with a subtle electronica style and goes
into a power ballad.
Madwork shows a little funk in Leaving All Behind
with some funky bass movements combining with well played guitar work.
Memory is a Lie is another power ballad. I think I'm finding Madwork's
vocalist a bit unfulfilling - he's the generic version of all the other
alterna-rock vocalists I've heard. Certainly good, but nothing that
differentiates him from the rest.
The overall affect of Madwork's Overflow is that it's
nothing new. It's decent, it's a good listen if you like this genre, but if
you're looking for something to take you further along musical progression you
won't find it here. It's just good alterna-rock, a little grunge and a little
electronica thrown in for good measure, but stagnates when placed in the mix
that's already been overflowed for years now. I'm bored with it. That's why
this review is so short.
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