[a]One Minute Silence[/a] are flying the sports metal flag for Britain with a highly original blend of rap and 'razor sharp riffery'...
[a]One Minute Silence[/a] are flying the sports metal flag for Britain with a highly original blend of rap and ‘razor sharp riffery’. They wear big shorts, have dreadlocks, the cover features a devil girl made out of dollar bills – you get the picture.
But why sing about dollars and the evil of America when the country that you live in has already got enough suffering and grief to inspire an entire career of angry songs, never mind one album. All you’re going to do is come across as the shit British version of [a]Rage Against The Machine[/a], which is effectively what this is.
Not to say that it’s all bad, OMS at least have an inborn ear for heavy metal dynamism. On tracks like the all-out attack of ‘Roof Of The World’ OMS show they can really rock out, it’s just a pity they feel they have to water down their talent for writing heavy riffs with weak-ass rapping and rubbish grunge-lite singing. On ‘Fish Out Of Water’, we find frontman Yap wailing, “You’re bringing me down”, like a sports metal Feargal Sharkey. It doesn’t really make for good listening.
It’s flaws like this that make ‘Buy Now… Saved Later’ little more than a transparent attempt at Rage-inspired modern American metal – an album of awesome heavy rock wrecked by concessions to modern fashion. They can do better than this. If only they were as angry at America as they say they are.