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DIVIDED BY ZERO
THE BLACK SEA
SIK WORLD

A plethora of hard rock styles collide on Divided By Zero's 15-track offering, giving THE BLACK SEA a lot for the listener to grasp hold of. From the heavier Disturbed by way of Avenged Sevenfold aura of "Double Negative" to the 311-esque funk of "Strike in the Time-Bomb Town" and "Ashes of Armies", this San Diego based outfit manages to churn out some uninspired, slickly produced nuggets ready for modern rock radio airwaves or the speakers of the shopping mall's alternative shops. When the band tones it down such on "The World is Not Mine", they've got a somewhat earthy vibe that truly gets undermined by the nu-metal meanderings of tracks like "Damn the Dream". If you dig Flaw, Buckcherry, and Godsmack and are seeking a super-polished hybrid of these bands rolled into one, THE BLACK SEA is the album you've been waiting for.
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