Broken Ties… Spoken Lies
Shattered Realm join in on the New Jersey metalcore revolution, but doesn’t quite deliver the goods with their debut full-length album. Sure, there are some great moments on here, with the stomped growl of “No Mercy” being a particularly fine example of just that, but elsewhere Shattered Realm too often run out of ideas, sounds and aggression and merely seem to put on a half-rehearsed show. Dwelling in dragging trash-core, low-end misery and pumped metal, Broken Ties… sludges its way through ten tracks of dubious joy, pulling no punches. But while this holds much promise for the live shows, it’s neither intense nor intriguing enough to sustain interest on album.
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