Casual listeners might dismiss Calo as another group of Tool imitators. That's because the first two cuts on its debut album are built from the bottom up. Besides, Calo's namesake sibs — Mike on bass, Dave on drums — construct some wicked tribal rhythms that are as complex as anything Maynard's crew ever recorded. But stick around awhile, and you'll hear other influences on De Liberato. Most inviting is the melodic punk of "Mass Direction" and "Omni on Anonymous." Meanwhile, many of the sample-heavy industrial tracks employ atmospheric noise blasts that drive home singer and guitarist Vince Deliberato's anti-religion screeds.
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