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Twelve Tribes
THE REBIRTH OF TRAGEDY
(Ferret)

Like Unearth, Twelve Tribes began their career on the DIY metalcore label Eulogy. On their first release for the higher-profile but like-minded Ferret, the Ohio band embrace melody without abandoning the chaos of their early material. First single "Venus Complex" hinges on a slow, despairing chorus: "If I could have it all/It wouldnít be enough/If I had it all without you." Dreadlocked frontman Adam Jackson delivers those lines with choirboy sincerity, but the growling on the rest of the song proves heís no whiner. Produced by Eric Rachel (Zao), Rebirth is the work of a group who refuse to be pigeonholed. "Post Replica" opens the disc with a hypnotic guitar hook and a tirade against war; the self-explanatory "Godshaped War" puts the same sentiment to a catchy call-and-response chorus. On the heartbreak anthem "Chroma," Jackson quotes the pop standard "A Horse with No Name" and unleashes the fiercest of the albumís several hip-hop outbursts. Some of their aggression could be more focused, but Twelve Tribes have established themselves as one of metalís rising stars.

(Twelve Tribes open for Soulfly and Ill Niño next Thursday, September 16, at the Palladium, 261 Main Street in Worcester; call 508-797-9696.)

BY SEAN RICHARDSON


Issue Date: September 10 - 16, 2004
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