PLASTIC EARTH - S.E.A.M. - 01 - WORLD CHAOS
The music of Plastic Earth is proper, qualified and suited for fans of the newer sounds of acts like Soilwork, In Flames and, to some extent, Dark Tranquillity. The singer changes his vocal approach from aggressive to clean and polished, the melodies ring of the newer suburbs of Gothenburg and the drummer's offbeat breach of the rest of the music corresponds to everything fans of this nouveau sub-genre love. The Japanese has also garnered a good sound for its album to top off the proceedings. In this sense, everything is as it should be.
Here is where everything falls apart: what is this band's style? The band's admirer status and resembling music is hardly heavy metal, let alone "extreme melodic metal." The commentators who assign the 'death metal' tag to this music show both their extreme immature ignorance and emasculated attitude towards the music we all supposedly love. The band does what it does and does it well, but this polarized approach to music, with electronics and entire songs devoted to clean singing and synthesizers is as away from death metal as American brands like Coors and Budweiser are to good beer. People give yourselves a break and stop watering down metal. - Ali "The Metallian"