From http://www.into-obscurity.com/reviews/reviews.asp?reviewID=1088 Norway's Atrox are anything but normal. They follow their on path on a progressive metal journey through schizophrenic worlds and pure chaos. The music has a jazz influence and some really interesting guitar and drum work. So what keeps this group from really turning heads? My guess is the female vocalist. No, I'm not being sexist - but this girl just cannot sing. Monika, the frontwoman of the group, seems like she is trying too hard to sound ethereal and oversings quite a bit which really detracts from what this group are capable of musically. Her vocals are a thorn in the side of what is an otherwise extremely mind-boggling album. Atrox mix a symphonic, gothic feel with jazz timings and play all of this with an intense feeling matched by few bands. Even their open chord chugging parts are more interesting than most (check the album's final track for what I mean). Unfortunately, this flawless musical performance is marred by an extremely poor vocal performance. I'm not sure if this atypical vocal sound is what they were going for, but it just doesn't work. ------------------ "this girl just cannot sing"... well, isn't that special......?