Twin Method
The Volume of Self

Release date: September 6th 2006
Crash Music

Distribution: TMC Nordic

Nu Metal

Rating: 60/100
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Reviewed by:
Peter Laursen
November 25th 2006

Twin Method from England is a so-called Nu-Metal band and “The Volume of Self” is their debut album. Nu-Metal is usually NOT my cup of tea but this album is bearable… actually it is a tad more than bearable.

I’m not familiar with the names of most Nu-Metal bands but to me they sound like Mudvayne, Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit… among others. At least to me… but what the hell do I know about Nu-Metal…?

We get 12 tracks with both aggressive and clean vocals and some of the songs are surprisingly catchy. Not that Twin Method will change my world, but they are a pleasant surprise.

To me Twin Method is at best when they slow down a bit to a more depressive, melancholic, atmospheric style. But when they go aggressive again… I simply lose interest in them.

One more complaint; - The first 6 songs are okay but then they begin to bore me a tad. The rest of the songs sound very much the same to me and are not above average.

Overall this is just your basic Nu-Metal CD. Nothing new under the sun, however a bearable release. Last, but not least; the production is great and crystal clear but I will close with the statement that Nu-Metal generally still is not my thing, but Twin Method is… compared to what I’ve heard so far from this sub-genre…a pleasant surprise.