Origin Blood - _Mr. Jakker Daw_
(RAHW Production, 2005)
by: Pedro Azevedo (6.5 out of 10)
Thrash metal with a hefty dose of Swedish riffing and clean vocal choruses is what Origin Blood have to offer. Heard it before, have you? Granted, it's not a novel concept; but Origin Blood display a considerable knack for imbuing their music with enough quirky twists to produce something unusual. _Mr. Jakker Daw_ is by no means without its more generic passages, but occasionally the listener is treated to a variety of unexpected tempos, vocal approaches and riff sequences. Origin Blood clearly work hard to incorporate more into their music than just what is barely sufficient to keep a couple of riffs and a chorus sewn together, and that is where their strength resides. The music is reasonably aggressive, the choruses are decent for the genre, and both production and musicianship are of a high calibre; but it would have been much more forgettable if the whole album was as generic as it sometimes gets. A very unnecessary ballad closes the album on a less than impressive note, leaving in its wake an album that shows promise but remains too hit-and-miss to really shine.

Contact: http://www.rahw.net

(article published 23/7/2005)

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