Overdose - _Scars_
(Fierce Records, 1996)
by: Adrian Bromley (4 out of 10)
Brazil's metal outfit Overdose is a band that has the potential to break away from being seen as a Sepultura clone, and they almost do it on this, their second release. Almost. But unfortunately, breaking away from a stereotype is one of the hardest things to do. _Scars_ is full of powerful rhythm sections and works well to provide a focused Brazilian feel to the music and vibe of the album (as seen on numbers like "How To Pray", "The Front", and "Still Primitive"), but after all that, _Scars_ still sets no real identity for the band. Round three should be promising for the band... I hope?

(article published 11/18/1996)


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