All right, I know this album’s been out for awhile, but if Bryce can do this with Blindside, I can do it with Project 86, ya know what I’m saying?
When I look at the music industry today, let me tell you what I see. I see a manufactured sound suitable for the masses. I see shallow songs like too much junk-food clogging the arteries of our minds. I see medioctrity praised with the worship of our wallets. In short, I see a state of decay.
Apparently, I’m not the only one who’s noticed. This album is, from first to last, a criticism of the blight that popular music and even popular thought has become on our minds. It pierces to the heart of the corporate machine that has so stifled our creativity, and all the while doing so in a style so radio-friendly that the casual listener would never suspect a thing. Need proof? Look no further than track ten – Another Boredom Movement.” The track begins with what can only be described as molten guitar riffs and quickly flows into vocals so dripping with contempt that I found myself looking for a napkin to clean off my speakers: “You were conceived on a story-board in a hotel high rise” – and that’s the milder part of the song. Let me just say “ouch” for a few select bands out there today. I won’t name names but we all know who they are.
While track ten is awesome by any standard I still think that Project could have done better. Musically I give it a 7 out of 10. Very good but not quite great. The thing that really makes this CD shine in my mind is the lyrical content. The imagery is really rich and well executed vocally. The lighter style may not quite jive with the tastes of some of Project’s old fans but I think they’ll come around once they give it a chance. If you’re a fan of metal with intense honest lyrics pick this CD up.