Turmoil - _Anchor_
(Century Media, 1997)
by: Adrian Bromley (6 out of 10)
While I was ambivalent about the band's 1996 debut LP, _From Bleeding Hands_, because of its monotonous hardcore meets metal sound, _Anchor_ has aroused my interest. Sounding a lot heavier and more in control of the music's groove and flow than its predecessor, _Anchor_ -- thanks in part to singer John Gula's more intense death/hardcore vocals -- this Pennsylvania quintet kicks into gear from the opening assault of "Staring Back". Striking blows come courtesy of Turmoil as the band delivers fourteen rough 'n' raw numbers for us to mosh to. But like their previous record -- and most other hardcore/metal LPs -- it gets old after a while, and the listener loses interest as the record carries on. I do not know why that is, but it always seems to happen for me. Nonetheless, _Anchor_ is a good LP; not a CD I would put on daily, but something I might crank to release some frustration every once in a while.

(article published 17/11/1997)

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