Power of Metal.dk Review

Broken Oath
A Different Way
Style: Metal
Release date: 14 November, 2014
Playing time: 38:18

Time to write reviews is finite so I do make a conscious effort to balance my focus between well-known names and others I would be unfamiliar with. Broken Oath fell within the latter category and I half wished it would have remained that way.

The band plays a Metal which takes aboard the catchy melodies of Nickleback and Nirvana while lurking in Nu-Metal’s shadow. Add some latter day Metallica to the mix and you might have a good idea what to expect. If these points of reference light your fire, then you’re in for a treat for the band can write some decent songs. Yet the album didn’t win me over. The lead vocalist sounds like he’s shouting from start to finish and lacks emotional depth. Besides, “A Different Way” has a habit of breaking into the same rhythmic patterns, even when a song might appear to go in an interesting direction. There are other little things which irked me, such as the annoying sound of the snare drum on ‘Two Birds’.

“A Different Way” is not a bad effort really....if caught in the right mood I might even enjoy the melody and groove of ‘Shallow Grave’, ‘Addicted’ or ‘Save Me’. There’s just not enough creativity and passion to make it unmissable.

Watch the official video for ‘Save Me’:

01. Shallow Grave
02. I'll
03. Broken Oath
04. No Control
05. Two Birds
06. Like a Slave
07. Save Me
08. Devil's in Me
09. World Whisper
10. Addicted
11. Misery of the Day
Label: Sliptrick Records
Distribution: Sliptrick Records
Reviewed by: Chris Galea
Date: 2 February, 2015
Website: www.brokenoath.se