Level C
Level C

Oh for the love of Dio…

Who the hell thought this was a good idea? A decade ago, this would have made a big splash, but as far as I can tell, it’s 2008 and nu-metal is long dead, thankfully. The last thing we need in the metal world is another band of this ilk peddling rock songs disguised as metal under the false pretense of down-tuned guitars churning out simple riffs and aggressive vocals, but here it is right in front of me, emanating its foul and unoriginal stench out of my desktop speakers.

But wait! There’s a catch – Level C is comprised of all females. I’d imagine that’s why they have been signed by Locomotive Records, because after all, labels need to make money and an all female band will no doubt sell albums. Now correct me if I’m wrong, but it’s also been a decade since Kittie came onto the scene. The difference here is that Kittie was kind of admirable as they were just young teen girls playing metal and actually had a couple decent songs – Level C has neither of these things going for them.

What we get is the typical simplistic and repetitive approach of the nu-metal hordes with the also typical tough guy (or in this case, gal) lyrics aimed straight at angst-filled, “misunderstood” teenagers. There isn’t one stitch of music here that even for a second did I think “oh well that’s kinda cool” – no, I was bored throughout as I’ve heard it all before. Granted, at one time I probably would’ve dug Level C somewhat, but as so many of their peers have done, they would have been a mere “stepping stone” band to heavier and more traditionally aligned bands.

So if you’re looking for something stale, unoriginal and uninspired, give Level C a shot – they should more than fulfill your needs. Similarly, if you’re an angst filled teenager you can’t go wrong – they might be your new favorite band. For the rest of you that know better, what the fuck are you doing still reading this? I figured I would’ve lost you on the second line – just reading for shits and giggles I presume?

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Written by Larry "Staylow" Owens
October 16th, 2008


  1. Commented by: Cynicgods

    Just saw a vid of these girls trying to cover Pantera’s Walk. Avoid like the plague.

    They’re not even particularly hot, can’t understand the reason in signing them.

  2. Commented by: xiweinx


  3. Commented by: Anxiety Hangover

    Talk about a time machine, this sounds exactly like 1999. And not in a good way.

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