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Band
Act of Defiance
Title
Old Scars, New Wounds
Type
LP/EP
Company
Metal Blade
YOR
2017
Style
Thrash
10/5/2017 - Review by: Eric Compton
Much better than the debut and touches on thrash and melodic heavy
Second album for this Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover led band. The band's social commentary is prevalent throughout the album, lyrically touching on numerous topics relevant to today's strife. Musically, this is much better than the debut and touches on thrash and melodic heavy metal with a focus on quality playing. The 7-strings has a modern feel but doesn't misdirect the band's traditional approach. A solid record that sees the band with their own identity. The potential for great things is simply unlimited.
Recommended for fans of: Testament, Megadeth, Nevermore
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
4
MUSIC
4.5
VOCALS
4
PRODUCTION
4
ARTWORK
3
LYRICS
4.5


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    4 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: ACT OF DEFIANCE
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Old Scars, New Wounds
2017
Metal Blade
Eric Compton10/5/2017
4

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