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Band
Heretic
Title
A Game You Cannot Win
Type
LP/EP
Company
Dissonance Productions
YOR
2017
Style
Thrash
10/17/2017 - Review by: Eric Compton
Vintage traditional metal with thicker production and a punk-like aggression
New drummer and guitarist added since Heretic's last album, 'A Time of Crisis'. 'A Game You Cannot Win' comes by way of UK label Dissonance and features a vintage, traditional Heretic sound. The title track is a burner, mid-paced with a wallop of guitars that fit into the classic American style Vicious Rumors, Helstar, Meliah Rage, Axemaster. I think there is just a touch of punky aggression on the strings and the productions adds an extra oomph on the drums to thicken it up. 'Annihilate' is my go to track, a chunky mid-paced bruiser with miles of riffs on the backend.
Recommended for fans of: Meliah Rage, Helstar, Vicious Rumors
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
3.5
MUSIC
4
VOCALS
3
PRODUCTION
3.5
ARTWORK
1.5
LYRICS
3


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    3.5 :AVE RATING

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DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
A Game You Cannot Win
2017
Dissonance Productions
Eric Compton10/17/2017
3.5

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