The Crucible - That's the Price I Pay EP
Reviewed by Dave on 23rd April 2007
How to start a Black Sabbath cover band in three easy steps: 1) Buy instruments, 2) Learn to play instruments, 3) Have no imagination. Follow these three easy steps and you too could sound just like The Crucible.
The first two songs on this four track EP ‘That’s The Price I Choose’ and ‘Union’ sound like something that Ozzy and the Sabbath would have sung, with vocalist Dan Isaac doing his damndest to sound just like a young Ozzy Osbourne.
‘T.W.A’ has the band changing direction a little bit and going for something a little bit more grunge. The opening riff sounds like ‘Negative Creep’ and its kind of hard not to hear in your mind Kurt Cobain’s tortured vocals kicking in, but this isn’t Nirvana any more than its Black Sabbath. The song drags in the middle for far too long and all hope that the band accidentally put ‘Negative Creep’ on the CD instead of one of their own tracks is dashed into pieces.
The final song weighs in at a rather hefty 6 minutes and twenty two seconds and is another grunge-esque song, but again it’s not exactly imaginative.
The Crucible have talent, they can play their instruments well enough they just lack originality, which is something that is plaguing the music industry at the moment with bands suffering from “Me Too” syndrome emerging into the limelight. However most bands don’t reach back 13 or more years to find someone to sound like.
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