Interested in hearing Avenged Sevenfold tunes being done by a lesser talented cover band but don't want to hit the nearest 14 year old's garage? Well then, look no further for The Confession have captured this very experience for you with "Requiem". Featuring production from Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows, this album amounts to little more than a stroll through the trailer park of the "City Of Evil".
However, by trailer park that doesn't mean dangerous hillbillies and bikers cooking up meth. No, this means welfare-backed bottom dollar music that is content to live off the hard work of others. Music rife with flat song structuring, forced dual-guitar harmonies and vocals that lack the confidence or melodic capabilities to even come close to the swagger they set out to convey. Realistically, about the only chance this band has is to ride their ties to Avenged Sevenfold or become a tribute band to them altogether.
Even with some strings and acoustic backing The Confession still fail to conjure any emotional response with their lackluster ballads and cliche stabs at Iron Maiden rocking the late 80's Sunset Strip. It's nearly all cheesy, dated and lacking its own soul; and if you can get past any of this then you probably got an A7X tattoo right after "City Of Evil" dropped. Still, at least Avenged Sevenfold had some intricate guitar work and hooks - neither of which this band possess. If the "Requiem" this band are singing isn't for the death of their own sense of creativity, then Satan has officially stopped supporting metal.
(1 / 5)