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Broken Hope: Omen of Disease

Omen Of Disease

(Broken Hope)
Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Back in school I was a big fan of metal core, grind core, and simple death metal. I was a young aggressor who loved fast music without or without a point. A lot of the bands in the underground metal scene back then supplied a hefty amount of music that was so brutal the message was lost in a lot of guttural noises that passed as singing, Cannibal Corpse comes to mind. Fortunately being a young kid whose only goal was to search out fast and loud music this didn’t matter to me. 
Broken Hope is a band that has a long history. This album, coming after a fifteen year long hiatus, picks up where the music left off literally fifteen years ago. Lots of fast aggressive chords and drum sequences that come on brutal and never really ease up. Vocals are as guttural and uudecoded as ever. You’ve got guitar solos and dark themes to boot. There’s something to be said about a band trying to keep a tradition alive in the wake of a pop music culture overthrow, but Broken Hopes latest simply seemed like echoes from an era gone by with very little to bring it into the world without being anything short of nostalgic. 
Fans of old school metal who have stagnated in this formula will more then likely eat this album up, but as is the way these days, no lyrical content to observe and report on so all I can offer up about the album is that it holds down the sound of yesteryear for those who can still remember it. Enjoy. 
AJ Garcia
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