This EP opens with a haunted circus movie/videogame-like ringmaster sample that instantly cements it in a late 90’s nu-metal vibe eg Manson & Korn feels. It lives up to this assumption with the songs drawing ideas from a lot of the most popular bands from that time period. Composition wise you’re looking at a track that can change from an earth-shattering Meshuggah style riff into a Manson style groove from Antichrist Superstar. Vocally, the composition is the same. Lots of different styles were displayed across the tracks, drawn from both more modern style screaming vocals right through to spoken word that was prolific in the nu-metal era.
Topic-wise most lyrics seem to be about the struggles during the global pandemic but they seem to be based on its impact on the individual instead of biased political views, so it’s more relatable to the listeners than a hard stance political anthem, which is definitely something I’ve seen a lot of as albums cross my desk this year.
If you like: If you LOOOVVE your nu-metal you’re really going to find something to love in A World Reborn.
Haters be like: A lot of the best parts on this EP were too similar to pre-existing nu-metal anthems of the era. This might be something that people love, but anyone seeking the newest sound in the heavy metal scene probably won’t.
It Gets 2.5 – Flaming, Horny, Mutant, Metal GoatMen
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Release Year: 2021
Country: Australia / USA
Reviewed by Patt Sabbath Reviews