Boston act Meliah Rage are still toiling along after 30-years of mid-tier metal stardom. Like other journeymen in Flotsam & Jetsam, Anvil, and Metal Church, it's these thrash acts that still carry the torch for traditional North American metal. 'Idol Hands' is rock solid, weighing in with eight cuts of mid-tempo moshing to please genre fans. Vocalist Paul Souza is still enjoyable with plenty of aggressive bite and Anthony Nichols proves to be one of the most underrated guitarists in metal. I'm filing this as a best of addition for 2018.
Recommended for fans of: Metal Church, Flotsam & Jetsam, Anvil