THE COLOR INSANE - Same - FELONY
Have you heard the saying, 'you can’t judge a book by its cover'? Upon receipt of this CD, one look at the cover and the promo photo and it was quickly noted how ugly the band is, which lead me to surmise that the band must sound like Soundgarden. Well, not really.
Then I insert the disc into the CD player and what does the intro sound like? Morbid Angel, of course. But then the music kicks in and TCI show themselves as a band different from either of the abovementioned expectations. In fact, they mix elements of Testament with a pinch of hardcore, as well as their own particular influences. It is the voice of Triton Gulczynski, which is most reminiscent of the Bay Area thrashers. The Testament comparison, however, should not be interpreted as a clear description of the band’s sound. To reiterate, they mix other influences into their stew. - Ali “The Metallian”