The Suffering of Man

Release date: April 17th 2006
Scarlet Records
Provided by: BL Music / Scarlet

Rating: 70/100
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Reviewed by:
Thomas Nielsen
April 24th 2006

Subzero from New York have existed since 1989 and released just one album ten years ago. Lo and behold, now it’s the great metalcore wake, and here comes a comeback album.  

By the sound of it, Subzero’s an experienced lot. Like label mates Hatesphere they play a hardcore/metal hybrid, although with the main focus on hardcore, whereas the Danes are more metal. Being more of a metal person myself, I find it hard to really get into “The Suffering of Man”, although I appreciate the energy, thrashy parts and the variation that the album does offer (considering the fact that this is hardcore).  

I have to admit that I never was a big fan of the hardcore vocal style and this is indeed dominant on this release. Give me Hatesphere any day. Next.  

Recommended: “Dirty Needles”/”To Your Grave” and “Forced to Bleed”