I Hate Sally-Sickness of the Ages-Blacula Records Reviewed by Chaoslord
Well, this is an odd CD to describe. This quartet from Kingston, Ontario has quite the sound going for them with a mixture of NWOBHM, death, and hardcore.
Like most of their Canadian brethren, they are devastingly technical in their musicianship. This album is full of twin guitars reminiscent of classic Maiden and vocals that are similar to Hatebreed and any handful of death metal bands. The drums are a nice filler and at times are skull rattling. Production is crisp and full, allowing the listener to hear everything blended together without one element overtaking another.
Overall, I was very impressed with the CD. My initial complaint was the vocals as they didn't seem to fit with the music, but the more I listened to this album, the more I realized that they went with it very well. Definitely check this out if you like your metal splashed with melody and technical guitar work.
About this Writer: Greg Watson // Greg Watson has been hooked on the loud and heavy sounds since the summer of 1994 when he first heard the opening notes of "Operation: Mindcrime" by Queensryche. Since then his tastes have expanded and grown like the ever evolving heavy metal tree of genres. He has been an active member of Maximum Metal off and on for 10 years. In his spare time, Greg enjoys deciding the fate of his loyal subjects in the realm of Skyrim and secretly playing air keyboard to "Separate Ways" by Journey when no one is watching. He currently resides in Roanoke, VA with his wife and his metal wannabe beagle.
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