Attika 7 - Blood Of My EnemiesAttika 7 is a supergroup of sorts consisting of Evan Seinfeld (ex Biohazard), Tony Campos (Ministry, Static X, Prong) and Sons Of Anarchy motor builder and main composer Rusty Coones. The band promises us “evil sounding riffs, melodic vocal lines with old school guitar solos and undeniable grooves into a sonic frenzy of outlaw biker counter-culture”. So far, so good…

Attika 7 draws their inspiration from Pantera and Biohazard. This certainly rings true for the lyrical content of this album. It’s the typical southern rebel/tough guy rhetoric which shaped many trademark Pantera and Biohazard songs. Song titles like “Crackerman”, “Hellbound”, “Dying Slowly” and “Devil’s Daughter” speak volumes in that regard.

I’m not too convinced about the musical content of “Blood Of My Enemies” either. It contains a handful of nice tunes, but they really pale in comparison to any Pantera album. The album doesn’t contain any of the aggressive drive of Biohazard’s “Urban Discipline” or “State Of The World Address”. Despite Coones and Seinfeld’s best efforts they sorely lack the guitar prowess of Bobby Hambel and the late Dimebag Darrel. Tony Campos‘ solid and masculine bass lines don’t offer much solace either.

The biggest let down of this album is the lifeless production, courtesy of Mudrock (Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold). It really sucks the life out of the otherwise decent tunes. A more direct and aggressive sound would have made “Blood Of My Enemies” a much more formidable effort.

“Blood Of My Enemies” by Attika 7 isn’t a truly bad album, but it utterly fails to deliver on its promises. Most of the songs are a dime a dozen, even Seinfeld has lost all of his trademark vigor and the soulless production drains the life out of the song material. Apparently, the band will hit the road this Summer with an old fashioned biker show with all the booze and girls to die for. I think I’ll stay home…

Attika 7 – Official Website