Reviewer: Zivon Gurung
Onoma, for all those who don’t know them, are a band from Tel –Aviv, Israel formed in the year 2007 and ‘All Things Change’ is their debut effort that they have put forth to the world audience. The band derives a large chunk of their sound from Korn and you will notice it as soon as the 2nd track ‘Dear God’ creeps in. Elad Koren (Vocals) starts with a little Serj Tankian like tone (on Dear God) before amalgamating to Jonathan Davis style of screaming and whining but hey the band is just not about the comparison with the Nu Metal giants, there’s much more going on here and you will love it as the album progresses to much more darker and destructive melodies. Tracks like ‘Cannot Go’, ’Bug’ and ‘Dear God’ are addictively heavy creating a hard hitting environ that engulfs over your brain and leaves you tainted and dirtied. The rest of the tracks are worthy of more than a couple of spins too.
There are some forgettable sequences and the band sound too much like their influences but the band has succeeded largely, undoubtedly, to deliver speaker menacing sonic tunes. The guitars are sharp; the beats are heavy and are delivered with high velocity of aggression. The whole album is created with great deal of passion and zeal, mixed by famed producer Sylvia Massy (Tool, System Of A Down, Skunk Anansie, Deftones etc), and mastered by James Murphy (Death, Obituary,Testament), the production is of the superior order.
Highly recommended for fans of Korn, SOD and Deftones. You won’t be disappointed with the quality and the high intensity rock/metal that the band has offered.
Band on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/onomaband?fref=ts
Official Site: http://www.onomaband.com
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