A formal introduction may be best.
With all due respect and courtesy, Terminal Nation are probably a lovely bunch of guys, yet this power violence outfit hailing from Arkansas fall very far from the tree. Their release Absolute Control, due June 9th via Deep Six Records is probably worth staying away from completely.
Each track is a small, painful dosage, lasting anywhere between 30 seconds to a minute or more. It’s repetitive, cyclic, and lacks any depth, clarity and meaning. It all feels contrived, forced. The riffs and drums seem to be a clone, copy and paste carbon copy trickled across each track. Messily made, and not much imagination is utilised to bring something enjoyable and moving.
The vocals are mediocre, and truly make you feel unsettled in a cringe-worthy state. The only subtle saving grace is the track Violator Violated but even this is not enough to change the already imprinted negative opinion and harsh, bitter taste that is left in one’s mouth when listening to this record. It can’t be undone. The damage is already done and it’s a real uphill struggle to persist through each chapter in this confusing narrative.
With no true maturity, and appearing to be a large dog with no bite. Absolute Control must be cited as a very futile release at best. A great deal of reflection must be made in order to consider what must be done next in order to be taken seriously. As it feels quite embarrassing and childish throughout – it does not justify the potential talent that the members could possess deep down. Please push yourselves to make something incredible, but this must be met with genuine thoughts, emotions and a deep sense of sincerity.
(Que scene) * a tumbleweed rolls slowly from left to right * - fin. In short - Underwhelming. Distasteful. Regrettable. NEXT!