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“Egypt Central” by Egypt Central

Artist: Egypt Central
Title: “Egypt Central”
Label: Fat Lady Records
Release Date: 1/15/2008
Genre: Alt-Metal
Rating: 3.5/5

When I started spinning this one I was finding myself immediately drawing some comparison to the riffing and vocals to that of Linkin Park and while it’s never bad to compare a band to someone you have already heard at first listen, I decided to give it another go to see if they were able to stand strong on their own in my mind. I was glad that I did this because while this was my initial impression and albeit it somewhat true the material that the guys in Egypt Central were doing really seemed to be rather good. It starts off with “Different” and while there is some common ground being laid down to that of LP, there is not much on the electronic effects element being done. The bands debut single was “You Make Me Sick” and we find John Falls (singer) mixing it up vocally by blending his anguished screaming with a fairly good melodic register. “Over And Under” came off to me as a song with potential radio accessibility for while still possessing a heavy groove there is a catchy chorus that could find an audience remembering it easily.
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