Nothingface

Pacifier

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Nothingface's debut album, Pacifier, is a solid debut by one of metal's most promising rookies. Stepping forth with the common formula popularized by Korn with low-tuned bass and rabid, animalistic screams, these four men have compiled an album that is ripe with inner turmoil and problematic self-esteem issues. Lyrically, Pacifier is quite personal, and even touches on child molestation, which is a frightening concept that is unnervingly enough becoming the trademark of this "new breed" of heavy metal. Naturally, dealing with such subject matter with heavy doses of distorted guitars and violent drum pounding, Nothingface proves to know what they're doing. While Pacifier has garnered unfair comparisons to the aforementioned Korn, it would be wrong to dismiss this band as just another aggro group looking to ride someone's coattails. Although Nothingface does tread a road that has been worn down considerably, they show a bright flair that could very well lead them to stardom.

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