Master - _Faith Is in Season_
(Pavement Europe, 1998)
by: David Rocher (
Behold the awaited return of Paul Speckmann and his minions... To put it quite bluntly, only some listeners won't be disappointed after enduring this feeble metal drag -- namely those who have already pulled the chain on Master. I've personally never deemed this band to be much of a revelation, and it is extremely unlikely the lame collection of "musical" porridge named _Faith Is in Season_ will do anything to change this. Fifteen short tracks tediously display their writers' fine sense for uninspired riffing, blunt melodies, poor guitar solos and uneventful, boring drum work. _FIiS_ is nothing more than a very monotonous, unconvinced snoozefest of weak deathrash, which could even succeed in making Grave sound extremely technical... The album cover also happens to be one of the ugliest, most meaningless displays of chocky pixels I've witnessed in a lifetime (they could even have called on Jean-Claude van Damme for greater chances of a meaningful result), but I must admit -- it does reflect the contents of the CD with great precision.
(article published 1/16/1999)
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