SOLUTION 13 - same - MASTERVOX/LOW FREQUENCY
Solution 13 (formerly Condition Red) has garnered some publicity recently for recruiting Sentenced's Sami Kukkohovi on bass. However and as the band's debut demonstrates, the quartet is not identical to Sentenced. Instead, this mob focuses on a basic metal sound more reminiscent of Black Label Society and Entombed. The music and attitude is quite brash which is something that the clenched fists on the cover should indicate early. Loud and heavy - quite a feat seeing that the band is Finnish - the band nevertheless has slower and more melancholic songs in its repertoire as Limitation Of Me proves. The singer too can occasionally remind the listener of Monster Magnet. A good instance is his performance on Isolation. In fact, the same song is reminiscent of a more Dirge-like Kiss. Not all tracks are this weak though and armed with the occasional vocal harmony, distorted bass and spiced with several Slayer riffs, Solution 13 can and does get nice and heavy. - Ali "The Metallian"