A Slice of Agressive Apathy
~reviewed by J
In the time-honored tradition of metal bands such as Winger and Slaughter, Stoner Wall has saddled his one-man outfit with the moniker Wall. His disc " . . . a slice of aggressive apathy" is a six song demo that demonstrates his mastery of the concept of synth-heavy Euro-metal.
The Britney Spears cover is the standout track here. The standard meal guitar and deep, heavily processed vocals on "Oops. . . I Did it Again" make for an utterly hilarious listening experience. "Closer", a downtempo, lush affair, is the best of the original tracks.
There's no new ground being broken. It's pretty standard gothic metal with layers of keyboards and well-programmed drum machines. The songs are well-produced for a home studio. If Mr. Wall hires himself out as an engineer, I'd recommend him. But the fact that he has made over a thousand bucks on mp3.com indicates that, even if I'm not particularly impressed with Wall, somebody out there likes it.