SIC SEED - AKA THE DEVILS BABY
Al, Rob, Newt and Cliff could have sucked some...lollipop and chosen a life of fame, fortune and arrested development as a boy band. Instead, the American boys have chosen the life and death of a metalcore band and immortalized three tracks (with the third one skipping) of mid-paced grating metal. The vocalist screams his guts out. He must have been fathered by a puma. Musically it is grating and brutal and leaves little to the imagination. Get a heavier snare sound next time; otherwise just keep dishing this stuff out. It's as honest as aggressions gets. 1152 Eppington Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia 225\454 USA or www.one40.com/sicseed.
SIC SEED - same
Here is another demo sent our way by Sinternational Records. As reported a year ago in the News Section, Sic Seed now belongs to a group of bands sponsored by German liquor company Jagermeister and consequently the back of the CD is an advertisement for the band. There must be some give and take involved here of course, and the firm is probably responsible for the group's good demo sound, if not for the demo itself! The current three songs are metallic in essence and aggressive, but veer into either Primus (The House Of No Secrets) where the band possibly sings of modern apartments or Voivod (Washed Up God) where the band could be singing of Any number of American symbols. In all seriousness, Sic Seed is a band with a slightly different bend and can be discovered at www.sicseed.com. - Ali "The Metallian"
SIC SEED - PSYCHOTIC BLOODLINE - SINTERNATIONAL
The album's name goes a long way in describing the band's music. The quartet is an underground act that, nonetheless, has garnered a major sponsorship and played some major gigs. Similarly, the quartet's music is both rough, heavy and pounding at times and also veers and tangents at will into Tool, Primus or even Voivod territory on particular songs. The lyrics are important to Sic Seed (now what does that mean?) as mouthed by gruff singer Rob Petry, but they do not distract from the heavy riffing. Incidentally, this is a good production given the limited means of an independent label. One last thing, did anyone catch the band's similarity to a two-year old Philips brand commercial's soundtrack featuring an extreme metal band? - Ali "The Metallian"