Three Sixes are:-
Damien – Voice
Killswitch– Guitars, backing vocals
Johnny – Bass
Konnyaku – Drums
Being someone who has mostly written reviews for Djent, or Modern Prog if you may; I was quite excited to review ‘Know God, No Peace’, which is preceded by the bands self titled album that was released way back in 2005. I managed to listen to few songs from their previous albums on their website and the band seem to have improved drastically. Coming to the album, it is filled to the brim with high gain thrash influenced guitar playing, fast paced two by four drum patterns which are a classic thrash signature. The vocals though, I found to be quite annoying given that I’m not a huge fan of shrieks, but that is a purely subjective matter.
The most notable track on the album, is probably ‘Hand Of The Hell’. It kicks off with a groovy intro that I could not resist headbanging to, then advances into a heavily breakdown influenced verse. Another track, “Arch Enemy” puts on display the aforementioned hardcore elements. The band incorporate these elements with the classic thrash sound quite effortlessly and this can again be heard on the title track. It kicks of with a doomy guitar intro and features some of the best lead guitar portions on the entire album. The best example of the whole originality of the band though is a cover of “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC. This is hands down the best cover of this song that I’ve come across (except of course the one by Steve N’ Seagulls) and showcases the industrial sound elements of the band exceptionally.
It’s not all sunshine and rainbows though. The track ‘Downside’ starts with a piano intro and then you are subjected to a rap. YES A FUCKIN RAP. Again, this wasn’t my cup of tea but if any of you like rappy lyrics with breakdowns playing the breakdown, good for you! Another thing that annoyed me was the electric elements that feature on ‘Saviour’, the first track of the album.
The musicianship is definitely not top notch, yet nonetheless the guys seem to know what they’re doing. I was specially impressed by the drums on this one. The guitar and bass work was tight too. But just like I said I’m not a huge shriek vocals fan, so I’d better refrain from commenting on them. All in all, decent effort that should definitely be noticed. Give this one a listen!