Tourettes Syndrome

Release date: October 10th 2006
Label: Armageddon Music
Provided by: Sure Shot Worx

Style: Nu-thrash-blues-metal

Rating: 90/100
Cover artwork rating: 80/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen

Date: September 7th 2006

One of the very pleasant surprises this month is the third release from Australian four-piece Tourettes Syndrome.  

Fronted by  Michele Madden, the Aussies drag the listener through a crazed mixture of Korn-ish nu-metal, blues, rock and death thrash, accompanied by the at times howling and growling, at times tender and bluesy Madden. She definitely stands out as a true character with a brutal originality.  

It is great to hear a female fronter who accomplishes to combine the masculine and the feminine – it somehow adds more danger to the whole thing unlike for instance Arch Enemy where Angela Gossow is just another male voice.  

I think we’ll hear a lot more from Tourettes Syndrome in the future if they keep the edge of originality and if their cards are played right. Here’s one hag who wants to hear more, that’s for sure.  

In retrospect, this is one gig I really regret having missed at Wacken 2006!