Slick 60 - Pay To Play EP
Judging by this EP's graphic art on booklet and the cd itself, it seemed that this band would be pretty cool. I have to admit, though, that this band, at first listen, sounded really boring to me. Nothing too impressive, and the songs kinda sounded the same. But after a few more listens, and paying closer attention, I noticed that this CD is actually really cool. Slick 60 is a really harsh rapcore band, but with notable influences of some NYHC shit. It's almost like we put in a blender Biohazard, Sick Of It All and, as scary as it sounds, Earth Crisis. The results would sound a lot, if not exactly like Slick 60. Guitar riffs are really interesting (specially in the end of the song Force Fed. Extremely heavy!), with guitarist Dan even risking sometimes doing some weird shit which reminds me what Tom Morello does in Rage Against The Machine. Derek isn't my favorite rapper, but his screams can remind me of some straight-edge bands' singers. That's why I put Earth Crisis as an "ingredient" on our little recipe. Greg plays some dope bass lines, while Tyler beats his drumkit as some boxer hitting his enemy. Pay To Play put Slick 60 as a really powerful band in the underground scene. From the opening track, Fact (which in my opinion is the best song in the record) to the closing one, Stuck, what you'll hear is 20 minutes of pure aggressiveness and harsh screams that, depending on the volume you put, can make ya go deaf. Slick 60 don't show anything new in their sound, but they're really competent in what they do, and that's why I wouldn't be surprised if they get signed anytime in the future. Good luck.
(4 / 5)
Pedro Einloft - http://www.theprp.com/
Pay To Play EP
4. Force Fed