Dark World – Nice mysterious intro, leading into an aggressive rhythm. Confident, metallic vocals. Liking the guitar speed and the thrashy melodic vocals. Just the kind of barrelling sound and pace you want on an opening track.
Soul Destroyer – Good follow-up track. Some great fretwork and the vocals maintain the same consistent strength throughout. Some Metallicaesque sudden stops and starts during this one. It knows exactly where it’s going and ends in a very confident final beat.
Absentia – Fabulous dark intro. I particularly like the sound of this one. Something very catchy about it. Filled with fantastic and fun hooks and hits that part of my soul that all true metalheads relate to. Probably my favourite track.
Council of War – Ooh, this one reminds me of Rammstein’s ‘Adios’, in style, pace and feel. Just feeling the strength and emotion in those vocals. Hard-hitting, no holds barred metal. Just how I like it. This is definitely one of those tracks that show you this band means business and have got what it takes. Yes, Marc does have a very James Hetfieldesque vocal sound, which is particularly prominent in this track, whilst pumping his own sound into it and I love it.
One in the Chamber – Another catchy one. I found myself repeatedly singing this in the shower recently, till I did my own head in, but that just made me want to listen to it all the more, which I promptly did. Lots of exciting sexy riffage, determinedly powered vocals and fades out gently with a beautiful acoustic riff at the end.
Connection Lost – An emerging sound about this one. A nice fresh feel to it. More lovely penetrating riffs and decent drum rolls, which provide a great metallic backdrop, without being too intrusive – a rare skill to nail.
Blood in the Veins – Filled with angry beats and the drums really come into their own on this one. A really well placed and very accomplished and vibrant drum solo in the mid-section. Ooh and a perfect solid ending. Class!
Oblivious – Oh yeah! Starts with ferocious speed riffs and drum beats and the vocals to match. Rolls really well. Pace keeps momentum and holds an irresistible air guitar impulse within it. Nice pitched ending, with just that final solo guitar note.
Dark World – Radio Edit. See first paragraph, with edits, obviously.
Intriguing track titles and lyrics. Bold and catchy. It’s got everything I want. I’m giving it a full 10 star rating.
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