Harsh and Discord

CD Cover Jar

Review by Darren Kerr

45-second excerpt from "Freeze Up" (various formats)

Jar are treading familiar territory: angry, intense, melodic. They take elements of Alice in Chains, particularly the harmony vocal fifths, and parts of Anthrax, particularly the Scott Ian MOSH!! mindframe, to create nothing overly fresh, but an impressive noise nonetheless. The guitars follow the same path as Pantera or Corrosion of Conformity, but without the southern tweak that put Dimebag Darrell over the top. Powerful and derivative, this is another heavy album from another heavy band. You will hear tunes from this EP on the radio, and, given the frequency that these guys play, they will be opening up for one of your favourites sooner or later. Worth checking out.

Artist Contact Info: #415A - 470 Granville St., Vancouver, B.C., V6C 1V5

First published in Drop-D Magazine on May 1, 1997

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