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Betzefer - Freedom To The Slave Makers (CD) Award winner

Freedom To The Slave Makers
by Morgan Djevelbjörn at 14 January 2011, 12:01 AM

The Israeli groove metalcore band is back. This is the second release after their debut album that was released six(!) years ago. The artwork is great but let’s press that "play" button and listen if six years was spent wisely.

Freedom To The Slave Makers” starts with the song called "Bestseller" and it sure is the right one. Straight in your face groovy melodic metalcore. It's a sample of what's to come. The band plays many riffs within a song. And not just riffs, great ones and smartly composed. In general their guitarist Matan Cohen kicks major ass! Nice noisy melodies and great Dimebag - Andreas Kisser influenced solos (even non thrash - metalcore guitarists are influenced by them so if you're about to start whining, think twice).

My personal favorite is "Song for the Alcoholic" (…no i'm not an alcoholic!) The song is (ok maybe I am just a little but i'll quit!) a non-stop headbanging masterpiece and it could be easilly be the opening track of the album. Their singer Avital Tamir is in a great shape and it's definitely obvious in one of the album's highlights, "Nothing But Opinions" which is southerned to the bone and it sounds awesome. Avital is singing more and roarrrring less in this album but don't worry…the aggression is not missing.

Overall this a much more interesting album compared to their debut "Down Low". The whole band is more matured and blends better. I think it's time for Israel to step up in the Metal scene.

3 Star Rating

1. Best Seller
2. Backstage Blues
3. Feels So Right
4. Diamond Director
5. Nothing But Opinions
6. Doomsday
7. Empty Magazine
8. Perfect Lie
9. Song For The Alcoholic
10. Heavensent
Avital Tamir – Vocals
Matan Cohen – Guitar
Roey Berman – Drums
Rotem Inbar – Bass
Record Label: AFM Records


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