"The Virus"

By Dr. Abner Mality

Ministry's Al Jourgenson once made the best quote I ever heard about music. When asked what his favorite genre was, he said there were only two kinds of music: good and bad. How true that is. By prevailing logic and trends, Caustic Method should not be a band I'd enjoy. They play a combination of aggressive groove and heavier nu-metal that can be found in literally thousands of other bands. Bro-metal is what some call it. It is often cliched and the metal "elite" look down on it.

Well, I could give a rat's ass what elites of any kind think. "The Virus" gave me a strong kick in the nuts and if you're looking for simple, angry metal played with a lot of passion, you've come to the right place. This has got groove and fire to spare despite the fact that it's all been done before. It just sounds really authentic here. The songs are short, to the point and easy to remember, right from the slamming title cut up to the final thrasher "Anti Hero". A couple of times I rolled my eyes...the clean vocals on "Left To Die Alone" made me cringe a little and "Bottle of Scotch" is just so familiar...but overall, I would love to spend a Friday or Saturday night violently shoving tough guys around while Caustic Method plays at deafening volume.

"The Virus" will infect you with some street level brutality.