You almost forget what nu-metal was. The world was awash with the sounds of Linkin Park, Papa Roach et al but five years ago. Since then we’ve had the fads of garage scuzz buzz rock and emo screamo gleamo core xx fall off the bandwagon sooner rather than later and aren’t we all the better for it.
Adema used to have a gimmick - like all nu-metal bands must – in that their lead singer Marky Chavez **wasn’t merely a Hispanic scally but was the (get this) half brother of Korn’s Jonathan Davis. “Kerrching,” said the major label record company and released their debut album to the tune of over a half million Americans’ wallets flapping open and empty in the wind. Once the notoriously ‘difficult’ second album bombed, “I’m too tortured and stuff for this,” said our mate Chav and quit.
Cut to now and Adema have a new singer, a new label and have just released a painfully generic, and ultimately crap, nu-metal album, even by their standards. Party like it’s 1999. Adema sadly are.
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