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More than Motive

More than Motive

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Few groups from the OZZfest/Tattoo the Earth set have the patience (or, in many cases, the creativity) to construct a six-minute-plus song, but the Kansas City-based quartet More than Motive sculpts two such epics by invoking the spirit of Tool, the best of the bands in this sparsely populated category. "Indifferent Deride" includes so many twists and turns that it seems like a series of shorter songs, with the original discordant portion fading after a minute to usher in a melodic new-metal segment, which in turn gives way to a pounding, rhythmic conclusion. "U-Turn" takes the shape its title suggests, veering from quiet spoken moments to raging outbursts. On this track, singer James Carollo delivers a swagger-free rap, then immediately starts crooning tunefully, displaying impressive versatility. Given the complex nature of these tunes, it might take a while for More than Motive to piece together a full-length album, but these twin towers suggest that the final product might be well worth the wait.

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