I have had to review a lot of German metal bands over the last few months. I was very surprised about the high average quality level of those bands. Can Parity Boot keep the good flow going? The band combines influences of Strapping Young Lad, Fear Factory, Machine Head and Meshuggah; a kind of modern thrash with industrial parts.
Parity Boot is doing this in a decent way, but hasn't got the ability yet to write songs on the same level. Not that it is loose sand, but they are not catchy enough. Mathias Riediger is not a real top singer and the keyboard parts are rather dreary, but they suit the songs. After 4 songs I loose interest, they can't keep the attention and the songs get a bit bored. For a debut it is not a very bad effort, but today the standard is high and Parity Boot can not yet convince me. The ideas are there, but the songs have to be more interesting and exciting.
An average debut that will not make the world shake, but with enough ideas to keep them on track and try even harder.