SLANDERIN: A Rumba of Rattlesnakes, A Murder of Crows: CD

This band is very popular—but heavily formulaic and predictable. Nearly redeeming quality: the lead singer (Chrisian Slander) has that instantly panty-creaming, come-here-dirty-whore gravelly voice, just like Demented Are Go. That just sends me every time. But not enough to keep listening to this album. Tangent: One thing that bothers me about psycho is that a lot of singers think they have to sing forcefully like this to be psycho—but there are scant few who can actually pull it off. So please, sing within your range and don’t force it. It’s unnatural for most of you.

 –thiringer (Split 7)