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Gary Maverick / Blog

New Metal

(SIC) monic are a five-member troupe from Arizona, which put simply is washed with all waters. They are not only professional and agile on their instruments to work, but obviously very open-minded and experimental metal fans. In any case, there are no night-caps, which run around at night and know nothing about it the next morning. What is under the roof of her debut album "Somnambulist" meet together, is quite an exciting mixture of different metal styles and other influences. Originally published as early as 2009 on its own, it was by the Italian label Aural Music re-released and packed just yet, with four additional songs.

The entry into the album with "To The Fiendz ..." is initially vigorous, double bass, blasts, screams and mechanical riffs pave his way. But come soon, the melodic rear into play, "Till The Morning Light" strikes conciliatory, harmonious sounds with acoustic sounds and percussion. Especially the often broad melodies and atmospheric moments that work towards (SIC) monic in their songs that dominate the entire album and the style of the band. "Illumination" and "Of Blood And Grace" are exemplary of the change between the quieter, more intense and violent stomping Parts outliers. The main thrust is, of course, Metal, enriched with elements of thrash and nu metal and bonds from the progressive sector. A very modern mixture, which also further enriched by alternative sounds and folk influences are audible. If songs like "Just How Far Down Do You Want To Go?" again with his quick chant, the Thrash breaker "Acidic Epiphanies", "Requiem" with his character, or the folk-rock folk song "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" on a single album, it almost sounds like a pile-up with POD, Nonpoint and Skyclad.

(SIC) monic succeeds, to bring in the diversity of style is consistency and continuity, so that we as listeners will not eventually overwhelmed by a confusing welter of musical quotations. "Somnambulist" is none of these pseudomodern works that are the bottom line only to high-gloss polished old silver, but also proves its own touch of freshness, versatility, proficiency - and is simply different.