Comparisons with FLA are unavoidable, because this is extremely similar at times. "Black Cinder" even uses a chorus from a FLA track, although its name escapes me right now. This is good praise from me though, since I'm a huge FLA fan, but the fact is that Run Level Zero misses that certain something that makes the songs leap out of the speakers and grab hold of your brain. I can't remember much of them when I turn the CD player off.
So, it's not groundbreaking at all, but it's a solid album with quite a lot of variation. And it's damn heavy at that.
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