After listening to the latest album from Italy’s own, Simple Lies, it feels as if an older style of metal is making a comeback. Lately I’ve been seeing a hefty amount of 80’s style metal and this group takes that era and fuses it with muscle to give it a mean and bold attitude.
Some people talk. Then there’s the monster force of benevolent and determined souls that take action. Which group do you wanna be in? Every one of has been touched in a profound way by the devastating reach of cancer.
Thrash purists will tell you there is no such thing as “melodic thrash.” Guess what you bozos, the band of the week Every Hour Kills pisses on that argument. These Calgary Alberta warriors bring the headbanging fun with strong melodic vocals and melodies.
So this happened… Yep, new Iron Maiden. New Bruce vocals, new Steve bass, new Nicko drums, and new Janick, Dave, and Adrian triple axe attack. Sweet lord these are the moments you wait for as a metal fan.
Heavily influenced by some of the biggest names in the Power and Heavy Metal scene, today’s artist surprisingly is headquartered in the states. After listening to their latest album, Perseverance, I thought to myself, boy these guys sure know their craft.
When you think of Thrash you go right to the Big 4. When you think of founders you fall to Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin… NWOBHM goes to Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. To be placed in a category and always be the go to band must be quite an honor.
The visual to the left probably doesn’t totally shock you, but what does it mean to the heavy metal fan? How many CD’s have you purchased in the past 12 months? Or, do you spend the majority of your music time streaming from places like Spotify, Pandora, or Sonos?