VIOLATION - MOONLIGHT'S CHILD - RED STREAM
Based out of Germany, and having previously released a full length on Last Episode, violation are now back with a new game plan on RS of the US. The band, very much like Fleshcrawl and a bunch of other German bands, had signed to Invasion Records only to see that label and its shady proprietor disappear into thin air not too long ago. Still the new album sports a tidy little sound, a Swedish sound which is sometimes down-tuned and sometimes very reminiscent of Dark Tranquillity (or something) and always very triggered by the bass drums. It would have all been so good had the band not let their immaturity show and whip out the synthesizers faster than David Vincent can host an episode of 'where are they now?'. Especially sad seeing that the band truly begin to roll when they stick to metal. - Ali "The Metallian"