Nov 28, 2006

Former members of a metalcore act named All Out War start a new band with a new vocalist. This is their second record since the change. I personally only have heard of the previous band’s name but not the music. I don’t think I would go back and see if I like what they sound like because the current band is pretty bad-ass. I would hate to waste the money if they don’t stand up to the current band. Right off the bat, the guitar riffs are heavy and technical in a death metal kind of way with a couple lessons in Iron Maiden guitar licks 101. The double bass drumming is executed with robot-like precision. Vocals are harsh with a smoked a pack a day for half my life quality. I would be surprised that this band does not move forward and go onto a bigger indie or even a major.

 –don (Spook City)