||Aggressive thrash metal would be an accurate
description of New
Mexican Erection, but they say they are “funk meets heavy
metal.” Either way, they have attitude and sound like they are
trying to write like System of a Down, but its second rate. The songs
aren’t that bad, but they aren’t really that good either.
Most tracks fail to set up any kind of flow. Its like they try to
pack every song with tons of riffs, which they do, and don’t
consider anything else. That could be what’s ruining them. Also,
when the vocalist tries to sing it lowers the quality of the songs,
he probably should stick to the yelling vocals. I like the nasty raw
guitar sound and they have some nice, heavy riffs but the production
levels sour it some. They could probably use a little production help.
Some of the levels were to high or not balanced with the other band
members. Its sounds like they rushed the writing and production. The
songs are written of things that piss them off and are between 2:00
and 3:30 minutes in length. The only track I slightly got into was
“Trailer Hitch” because I can relate to the lyrics. They
have some hurdles to get over and if they could get this produced
better it would fix some of the problem. Sorry, I just couldn’t
get into it.