Skull Fist
Heavier Than Metal


3.5
great

Review

by Blindsided USER (64 Reviews)
April 16th, 2010 | 13 replies | 5,900 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Just a bunch of long haired metalheads headbutting each other for a good time.

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

Busting out of Toronto, Canada is a band by the name of Skull Fist. What seems to most as mix of Dio, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest is really just a very well performed display of modern day metal. With a rip roaring double axe attack and a very Dio-esque vocalist, Skull Fist is ready to play heavy metal and party until the sun goes down. Their debut EP entitled “Heavier Than Metal” showcases their talent to write and produce some of the best 80’s styled metal that anyone has heard in the modern era.

The first thing that stuck out on this album was the value of production on this self released media. The instrumental work is spot on and the vocalist never misses a beat. It would be hard not to mention that the vocalist is a hybrid mix of Ronnie James Dio, King Diamond and Bruce Dickinson. “Sign of the Warrior” displays the high pitched singing technique that the previously mentioned vocalists were most known for. The guitar work is fast and shreds along with the great drumming work. The title track’s opening seconds sound as if they were from King Diamond’s Abigail. While the songs mostly contain the same elements and song structure, the music itself along with the vocals are album to keep it fresh and interesting all the time.

“Ride The Beast” is very reminiscent of 80’s glam metal. It contains quick fret work, head bobbing drum work and some very high energy group vocals on the chorus. Skull Fist’s music is some of the most catchy modern day heavy metal out there. While they may not produce anthems like “Holy Diver”, “Run To The Hills” and “You Got Another Thing Comin” it is sure nice to see some of the older style of this metal still being produced. The evidence behind Skull Fist’s influence is pretty evident so don’t delve too deep into trying to find the meaning of the music, just sit back and enjoy the riff filled, high pitched ride.



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Blindsided
April 16th 2010



1871 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I doubt anyone is going to laugh at the summary but after listening to this I thought it was appropriate.
The band approached our firm to review their cd and it turned out it wasn't half bad.

Jips
April 16th 2010



1129 Comments


sounds awesome... il go listen

Jips
April 16th 2010



1129 Comments


nevermind i cant find it...

Blindsided
April 16th 2010



1871 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I honestly think this should be easy to find since they aren't that obscure.

SrightryEpic
April 16th 2010



1197 Comments


what sort of music is this

diamond?

Jips
April 16th 2010



1129 Comments


i meant 'Find' it...

bloozclooz
April 16th 2010



1770 Comments


heavier than metal?

perfect album name

EVedder27
April 17th 2010



6088 Comments


Good work Joe, and good to see you back at it.

Blindsided
April 17th 2010



1871 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I should hopefully be popping some out in the next weeks or so since school is slowing down and I've actually got a review agenda to follow lol.

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
April 17th 2010



8327 Comments


Still haven't got used to your new username, only recognized you since I bothered to look at that what the reviewers real name was hahahahaha.

Solid reviewing and I might actually give this a go.

Rhino
April 17th 2010



71 Comments


With all the comparisons to 80's metal throughout the review, this statement confuses me:

"a very well performed display of modern day metal"

Admittedly, I am easily confused. I'll still try to find this. Anything entitled "Heavier Than Metal" has to be listened to at least once.

Blindsided
April 20th 2010



1871 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

sorry I should have wrote it as a modern day display of 80's metal.

qwe3
April 20th 2010



21355 Comments


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