Mad Fret – Smash the Lie Review

I didn’t expect to hear a Korean band that mixed heavier rock with choral/bitter vocals. I especially didn’t expect the vocals to be female fronted.

Mad Fret sound like an attempt at being Evanescence from the United States, but it feels like it’s missing the point of the music. It has all the components to be interesting, but they don’t mesh well together.

The album being released in 2008 most likely fit in well with the interests of listeners back then, but it doesn’t age well for 2010 or 2011. I’m curious to hear what the band released before or after this, but if this is the only album; then it’s something to pass.