Purity - _Built_
(Black Mark, 1997)
by: Adrian Bromley (7 out of 10)
Power-metal band Purity (a four-piece from Finland) have worked hard since their inception in 1991 to perfect their sound and style. They have finally been able to do that with their debut album, _Built_, a wonderful assortment of song styles that showcase many of the styles they have tinkered with over the last few years. Several attributes, such as brutal growls, strong melodies and a definite groove, stick out the mostly on this record. While some may hear or pick up comparisons to Prong or Machine Head within the band's music, they'll definitely be able to see that the band successfully manages to weave their influences and own ideas into one pattern, and break away from such stereotype sounds. I like what this band has been able to accomplish with _Built_, relying more on creating within a familiar boundary or idea but still sounding fresh each time out. Standouts include: "Enter/Exit," "Pique" and "In Disguise."

(article published 16/3/1997)


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