While I’m not a big fan of Nu Metal, and all the variants and pseudo metal genres that this movement sparked, I have to say that “My Own Army” is a solid release for that type of music. Exilia took advantage of the impulse that Nu Metal had a few years ago to establish themselves. After 4 albums under their name this release feels tired and it would have been received better a few years ago.
I’m not saying this album is bad, but I’m saying this album feels out of place in the current state of mainstream metal. However it’s pretty solid and it will remind metal heads of those times. The band also takes advantage of their female front woman Masha, to gain more followers, and she is indeed a good singer that fits very well with the band’s style.
The guitar riffs are powerful and fit well with the drum line, creating an ideal sound to overlay female vocals to generate some contrast between them. But in my opinion, after a few songs they get tired and sound the same in the course of the album. I have to say that the production of the album is very professional sounding and up to par with any mainstream release.
If you are looking for an album that reminds you of the Nu Metal times, or that is aggressive and melodic, this is the album for you. Overall this album is a good release that will keep their fan base happy, and that will add new followers to this band.
|Band: Exilia||Album: My Own Army|
|Label: AFM Records||
Release: April 21, 2009
|Genre: Nu Metal||