From page 74 of Classic Rock Magazine October 2003
Now that nu metal as we know it is dead, all those angst-driven bands from yesteryear are having to rework the formula for their follow-up albums.
Adema is the latest to join the line.
‘Unstable’ is a collection of bass- driven, melodic alternative rock tracks, which appear to borrow a good deal of influence from Linkin Park’s ‘Hybrid’.
Effectively, there is not an awful lot here to differentiate it from Adema’s self-titled debut, except there are no rap elements and most of the songs are just that little bit slower.
There is a selection of punchy, mosh- friendly tracks at the beginning but then it all plunges into slower rock ballads, including the rather bizarre ‘Let Go’ that sounds worryingly like some kind of 80s power ballad. The biggest anomaly is the hardcore-driven ‘Needles’, sounds about as out-of-place as Mötley Crüe doing black metal.
‘Unstable’ is just a little disappointing given some of the fresh material that is currently lurking about.