Time Has Come
White Fuzz

As far as spastic, technical metalcore goes, Time Has Come does everything right with White Fuzz.  I still can’t help but feel slightly underwhelmed by this record, though.  It might be that my tastes have drifted away from the genre (I used to love Between The Buried and Me, Psyopus, From A Second Story Window, ect.), but I also think they could have taken things to the next level.  Don’t get me wrong, this is a caustic and very convincing record.  It’s got all the right stuff:  venomous blasts, slow beat downs, moodier sections, erratic guitar actrobatics, so if you’re a fan then you’d probably enjoy this.  Lets take a closer look for the rest of you who may still be skeptical.

Opener “Keep Your Tongue From Evil” alternates beatdown metalcore with blast sections, all very well performed.  Aroud the middle things get more interesting with some wild finger tapping, a pretty effective breakdown, and a slow moody ending.  As I said before, this is everything I’d want to hear in music like this.  Here’s the thing, though:  there seems to be more bands doing this exact style either heavier, more technical, faster, or moodier.  I also can’t get past the vocalist.  He’s got a great midrange scream, but sometimes starts the scream in this whiny, emo yelp (sorry, trying to describe this thing is a bitch), then goes into the full scream.  It’s very annoying, especially when he does it all the time.

But if you can get pasted the vocals and only slightly uninspired music, there’s a bunch here to enjoy.  In fact the second track, “A Clown Can Get Away With Murder”, is much more interesting than the first.  There are also tracks like “Elevader To Prypiat”, which is for the most part a soft jazzy strole, but with unexpected bursts of metal.  Interesting to fall asleep with this song playing.  All tracks have their ups and downs, but I’d definitely say there are  more ups.  Time Has Come are pretty creative writers, and their style has definitely grown on me quite a bit.  I can’t say this would be on my playlist regularly, but more due to personal taste rather than the integrity of this band.  If you enjoy this style, waste no time in obtaining White Fuzz.

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Written by Belgarath
October 16th, 2008

Comments

  1. Commented by: Nick

    metal core?!?!? kill yourself..

    still good review and nice being biased


  2. Commented by: swampthang

    so it is tech stuff i was thinkin stoner rock with the album name being white fuzz, soo going to pick this up


  3. Commented by: Nick

    not being biased***


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