Mary's Window

Whore

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Full of anger and derision, this three-piece has a good command of aggro chops but offers nothing new to the '90s extreme metal genre. To their credit, Mary's Window features the competent performances from Amy Abramite (bass) and Richard Chapin (drums) within a mostly standard nu-metal mix of Matthew Clark's layered guitars and over-the-top vocals. Befitting the trio's music, the violently misogynistic, self-hating imagery that saturates Whore is attention-getting, but ultimately meaningless. There are no real stories about, or explanations given for, the Chicago band's brutal misanthropy, leaving their singular "we hate everything" material a tad unconvincing. Proving a flagrant lack of insight into their arrant emotionalism, "Penny Red" just about says it all: "I wanna die, I really can't say why." Perhaps if they had said why, Whore could have been something more than a boring, singular barrage of bad sentiment.

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