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Label: Buil2Kill / Release Date: 31st October 2012
Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to present a well-travelled and well-rehearsed Melodic Death Metal band, one that has been around since early 2008. Since that time, they have released an EP and this, their full-length album, which was released under the title Light Lies. Sure, it might be their first full release, which they more than make up for by simply adding more tracks (and hence, more total running time) to the album. All in all, Light Lies lasts almost an hour, always quite impressive for a debut album. But now that I have (hopefully) raised your interest about your album, let me tell you a bit more about it. It is built up around the so-called Hardcore matrix (which means that it is filled with breakdowns, blast beats, the occasional solo and, most noticeably, a very gruff vocal track). And to their credit, Six Point Lead has perfected the use and abuse of this matrix, creating an almost text-book so-called Hardcore release (or Melodic Death Metal, if you prefer), which is great for fans. For people like me, who (honestly) prefer a less Hardcore approach, Light Lies is another album that has been seen and heard dozens of times before. Mind you, I am not saying that the band is a bad one, nor that this release is not worth buying, merely that I personally find little replayability in this genre as a whole, unless they have some sort of twist to their matrix (apparently I like that word a lot). That aside, Six Point Lead brings a great amount of energy and talent to the table, and if they hit a venue near me there is a fair chance that I would go to see them. Even if it is a band marked specifically at the fans of the genre, which is made apparent through for instance the track ”Red”.