Burnt Colonels - _Malice Afterthought_
(Chameleon Dream, 1996)
by: Adrian Bromley (6 out of 10)
This is release number two for hard-grooved/metallic Toronto outfit Burnt Colonels (following their 1993 EP) and as the tracks played on _Malice Afterthought_ it wasn't hard to get bored with the music on this full-length release. A concoction of riffs, speed and aggression feeds the direction and sound of the band on _Malice Afterthought_, which by any standards those elements are ingredients of a 'typical' recipe for a harder edged band to follow. Heavily influenced (at least through the music) by White Zombie, Pantera, Biohazard and Korn, Burnt Colonels are more groove oriented than by the sheer might and intensity of their music and at times that seems to bring about some life to this release. And another thing, not sure if many of you are familiar with the New York trash band Overkill but singer Dave 'Thurston Craven" Clark's vocals are almost identical to those provided by Overkill screamer Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth. Just another thing I discovered listening to this release. Notable picks to hear on this mediocre record would be "Bone Machine," "Wounded" and "Plague."

(article published 12/8/1996)

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