Riff Cannon
Demo


4.0
excellent

Review

by KYZAR USER (9 Reviews)
August 12th, 2009 | 43 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Where did this come from?

Newbury Comics has got to be one of my favorite music stores for many reasons. The variety, their random collection of goofy toys, hats, and posters, (Not a comic to be seen though.) But my all time favorite quality of the store is that they proudly display demos from local groups, which is where I found Riff Cannon's first demo. It said on the front of the demo “...could be sludges next big thing... catchy riffs and thick tones... promising...” from a local critic. I partially agree with this statement, the riffs found here are better than catchy, their utterly brilliant, and yes the tone is great too. Riff Cannons music isn't really sludge, its sludge influenced, but not really sludge. Also, Riff Cannon could be the next big thing if they keep putting out metal of this quality.

As mentioned before the riffs and guitars on this demo are amazing, simply put. Their catchy, heavy, and well put together which is more than most bands can say. The guitar riffs also have a flow quality to them, no chugging one riff and then abruptly switching to the next, all the parts just work well and don't feel awkward or forced. The bass on the demo for the most part is up to par with the guitar playing, but I was always wishing the bassist would do more, as he is mixed well, and some extra creativity in that area would go that extra mile.

As for the other area of the rhythm section the drums are above average and try something different. There are constant fills done to great effect, and the drums forgo the ordinary double bass pedal assault of most bands in the genre and go for a more cymbal oriented approach. This is really refreshing and makes the drums a pleasure to listen to. The vocals are shouted, mean, and fit the music like a glove, giving the perfect emotion and sound the entire length of the demo. I wish I could tell you the lyrics were top notch and were socially aware without seeming pretentious, but the demo I bought did not come with a vocal booklet and I cant understand the vocalist so, yea.

The production is really good for a demo creating the perfect tone and having each instrument nearly balanced in the mix, but for some reason the drums are pretty quiet which is a shame because their so good. Riff Cannon's sound for the most part is Sludge influenced modern metal, except on the middle song Oracle, which is all sludge. It's fast paced, angry, and overall sounds like an early, heavier version of Baroness. I really hope these guys get popular, fast, because this demo left me wanting more. Despite only being about ten minutes Riff Cannon's debut demo is great and I can't wait to see what they do next.



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KYZAR
August 12th 2009


513 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

How do i add the album artwork? Also Relapse, The End, sign these guys NOW!
[IMG]http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/8429/riffy.jpg[/IMG]

listen here
http://www.myspace.com/riffcannon

Zip
August 12th 2009


5312 Comments


Edit my reviews, there should be something in there.
Also, where can I listen to this?

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
August 12th 2009


8387 Comments


nice review man

The guitar riffs also have a flow quality to them, no chuggaing one riff and then abruptly switching to the next,
no "a" in the word chugging.

Also to add artwork, click "my reviews" in your proifle (under your profile picture) and from there select this review.

Zip
August 12th 2009


5312 Comments


I will shoot my riff cannon at you

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
August 12th 2009


8387 Comments


you wish jellyfish!

OllieS
August 12th 2009


2036 Comments


blasting teh riffage

Zip
August 12th 2009


5312 Comments


And so... having sucked the life out of the once prosperous Sunn O))) thread, the locusts moved on...

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
August 12th 2009


8387 Comments


did you just draw that in 30 seconds? If so than hellz yeah, win.







If not then blow me

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
August 12th 2009


8387 Comments


epic win

Zip
August 12th 2009


5312 Comments


I used two n's...

Zip
August 12th 2009


5312 Comments


I could shoot your riff cannon out of my riff cannon

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
August 12th 2009


8387 Comments


I could just break your riff cannons...

PuddlesPuddles
August 12th 2009


4787 Comments


Mine shoots stolen riffs

Zip
August 12th 2009


5312 Comments


My riff cannon is semi-automatic because it is made out of black metal

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
August 12th 2009


8387 Comments


my riff cannon is best

well that doesn't help since all of your riff cannons actually suck

Zip
August 12th 2009


5312 Comments


Mine sues you 20000 dollars for shooting a stolen riff

Zip
August 12th 2009


5312 Comments


mine is better to be honester

Zip
August 12th 2009


5312 Comments


My cannon shoots the riffs that yours is made of

KYZAR
August 12th 2009


513 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

wow

Zip
August 12th 2009


5312 Comments


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