â€œIn Between The Space of Thingsâ€ shows that the band knows how to craft a rock track that touches upon the distinct genres and developments that have been created in the last fifteen years. Black Suit Karma comes forth on â€œSpace of Thingsâ€ with a tight set of musical arrangements that burst into fleshes of intensity that will stick with listeners for weeks and months after their first listen. This introduction is followed up by an equally strong â€œOmega Horseâ€, with the bandâ€™s deliberate progression showcasing the fact that the bands next hard rock attack is just around the bend. Where â€œIn Between The Space of Thingsâ€ played more to the Coal Chamber and Disturbed side of rock music, â€œOmega Horseâ€ has a more storied, Pantera and Machine Head approach to things.
Where these two sets of influences are irreconcilable for some, Black Suit Karma has the talent and the desire to make them work together. The different styles and influences used during â€œSludge In the Wallâ€ thus can have Black Suit Karma use Alice in Chains, Jackyl, Motorhead and even Type O Negative in the creation of another solid, ass-kicking song. â€œSick Junkieâ€ has a martial feel to it that has an interesting interplay with the vocals, which themselves hybridize Chris Cornell and Papa Roach. When listeners pop in â€œNegative Whiteâ€, they are hearing the synthesis of a new style of hard rock. Where many bands are more than happy to merely ape the current â€œbig thingâ€ in rock and metal, whether it be Papa Roach or Godsmack, what Black Suit Karma does during their â€œNegative Whiteâ€ is craft a unique style that listeners will love. The band does not peter off in the final tracks of â€œNegative Whiteâ€, either: â€œAgony of Solitudeâ€ is a track that goes back all the way to â€œLa Sexorcistoâ€ for primary influences, while putting forth a tight drum line that will tattoo itself right into listeners minds and hearts.
â€œA Hole Insideâ€ showcases Black Suit Karmaâ€™s ability to plot and plan out a track, without telegraphing their moves. The shift into a harder style is something that comes on quickly but sounds right when listeners hear it, making for another solid track. Black Suit Karma bashes out 10 single-ready rock tracks with nary a misstep: check out their music on Myspace, see them live whenever and wherever they may be playing next, and make it a point to purchase their â€œNegative Whiteâ€ whenever you can. You cannot spend $15 any better.
Top Tracks: Sludge In The Well, Sick Junkie
Black Suit Karma â€“ Negative White / 2008 Self / 10 Tracks / http://www.blacksuitkarma.com /