|Forged from the modern style of metal but infusing a sense of
tradition, Quantum Bigfoot is a band
producing some mightily aggressive music. The Essex based band kicks out a sound that is
often reminiscent of rock bands from the American metal battlegrounds of the 80s and
90s, with just a little British influence and then the whole thing is fuzzed up.
This has produced a sound that comes across as a mix of many powerful bands from the metal
and stoner genres.
It has to be said that there are quite a few reminders of bands from the past, including echos of The Almighty - you know that heavy shouty stance - but even more telling is the huge Metallica influence that can be heard. It doesnt end at that, as there are such diverse reminders of bands ranging from Pantera to Danzig to Clutch.
Of course the conclusion that these comparisons are leading up to is that there is almost nothing new on display here. On first listen, you often feel like youve heard many of these songs before, yet this is the first listen. This, along with the insistence on using shouting vocals on almost every song - even when it just doesnt fit or is not appropriate made the album feel tedious and often a generic sticky mess, with far too many songs being made up with this same framework. Its a shame as there is the occasional cracking riff and it is well produced, but overall that doesnt make a good album as its the songs that count. Unfortunately, all you find yourself counting is how many tracks are left to play, which isnt a good thing!
Rigsby (30th December, 2002)