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The Preacher Burn My Soul
Damn this is bad. These guys are trying to play traditional heavy metal with an edge but they have neither the talent nor the ability to do so, at least for now. The instrumentation is extremely basic, the songwriting is almost non-existent and those vocals need so much work both in terms of technique and pronunciation that are beyond criticism.
1.5
08.20.18
Witchfyre Grimorium Verum
Energetic NWOBHM which brings to mind bands like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Dio and a number of less-known NWOBHM acts. The instrumentation and songwriting are good, even thought there are some points that need work like the tempo change on "No Rest For the Witched" which sounds forced and a bit amateurish. However, the vocals are so poor to the point were I wonder if I can take this album seriously. They are all over the place, there is a poor Kind Diamond impression (even a Dave Mustaine one on "Behind the Wall"), the pronunciation is iffy and on top of that they are too high in the mix. I seriously hope these guys can do something about th
2.3
08.19.18
Survivor Vital Signs
3.5
08.19.18
Crucifixion (GBr) Green Eyes
Just a 3-song EP but I'll be damned if I don't realize by this small sample how unfortunate we are that this band didn't record a full album. Released right at the end of the NWOBHM movement, Green Eyes contains straightforward, energetic heavy metal which features awesome songwriting, great guitar playing, very fitting vocals and a really tight rhythm section. A cult gem.
3.5
08.09.18
Carriage Visions
3.5
08.08.18
Timo Tolkki's Avalon The Land of New Hope
Vocal-driven symphonic metal, even though I'm not so sure I can even call this metal. Nevertheless, this is not the major flaw of the album simply because of the over the top, incredibly dramatic/whiny vocal performances which is exactly what you do not expect from a vocal-driven album. Even the keyboard and guitar solos on "To the Edge of the World" are pretty poor and are performed by Derek Sherinian and Timo Tolkki respectively. Timo Tolkki can do so much better than this.
1.5
08.06.18
Rough Spells Modern Kicks for the Solitary Witch
Energetic and gritty hard rock from Canada. The band knows how to write good riffs and they also have a knack for creating a convincing atmosphere. But it would be great to see them working on their sound a bit more by adding some interesting guitar leads and solos. Additionally, their singer has a nice voice but she uses her upper register a bit too often and I would like to listen her mixing it up a bit more.
3.2
08.06.18

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  • Atari super late response but the song I linked you reminds me of one of your favorite bands. The part in the chorus where the singer says "Undertaker, Undertake" he sounds like Lemmy to me kinda. plus the fast-paced punk influence reminds me of Motorhead too. obviously a lot of differences as well but thought you might dig the song ;]
    August 17 04:51 PM
  • Voivod Poli endiaferon - https://daily.bandcamp.com/2018/08/09/new-new-wave-of-british-heavy-metal/
    August 9 01:57 PM
  • Atari yo bud, check this track and tell me who it reminds you of :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnEuPKE41Hk
    August 9 01:27 PM
  • Thrust! Sooooooo close to 5ing it bro
    August 2 03:06 PM
  • YUJOS Makria pantos apo ton Deshaun Thomas tis Maccabi!!! Oxi afton gia tessari re pousti mou. Pirame kai ton McGee emeis (oxi ton original dystixos lol) kai aftos oraio paixtraki. Aris Kymis tha maste ap tou xronou lol.
    July 28 09:41 AM

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