Welcome To The Freak Show is an album by Italian nu metal group Figure of Six, to be officially released by Bleeding Nose Records in the end of the next month, in May 26th, precisely. With ten tracks – Welcome To The Freak Show, The Man In The Dark, The Weak One, Edward Mordrake, The Tightrope Walker, The Mirror's Cage, Monster, The King And The Servant, Clown and But Deliver Us From Evil – Welcome To The Freak Show is a very interesting and uplifting record. With a vivaciously vibrating and spontaneous approach, although retaining all the traditional elements of the genre, the record has strong and creative melodies, genuinely constructive harmonies and a positive sense of musical mordacity.
With very audacious compositions, Figure of Six is a band bound by no fears. They wisely experiment, and extend the overwhelming beauty of the genre to the frontiers of the possible and the impossible. With a monumental, graceful, sensible and gently emotional sonorous layer, that reveals a creative talent that extrapolates everything you thought you knew about nu metal, they seem to deliberately abolish and virtually exclude all the generic common concepts usually associated with the genre. As a matter of fact, Figure of Six seems to be fully committed with the creation of something new, and, as a result, has conceived Welcome To The Freak Show as an intriguing and genuine record, that revives with an astoundingly lucid intensity the most fundamental elements and principles of nu metal.
Although they retain, evidently, the main components of the genre, they exert no limitations upon their creativity. With lancinating fury, an impeccable sense of direction and tempestuous melodies full of anger, redemption, sorrow and demise, Figure of Six reshapes and redefines with mordacious determination, objectivity and a higher degree of innovations the usual structure and the sonorous tissue of the genre, infusing a surprising level of vitality and revitalization into the nu metal music scene, in general and specific terms as well.
A very interesting and sagacious record, Welcome To The Freak show is a great gift for each and every individual enthusiast of the genre. With no general faults to be pointed out, this album is full of abundant qualities that were brilliantly combined to create a marvelous record, that has all the necessary requirements – in the creative, musical and technical fields – to be considered a reference and a cornerstone of the genre.