Thursday, February 16, 2017

NEWS: new Substratum album ready now for listening

Seattle traditional heavy metal heroes of glory Substratum now have their self-titled debut album ready for all the headbanging that your body can take. If your body just can't take anymore, keep headbanging until you break on through to the other side of pain. Expect classic-style heavy metal and get ready to sing along.
This is what Noisey has said about the band:
Pound for pound the most tuneful and raucous old-school metal band in Seattle, Substratum are already a headlining local act and have been tapped for a slot on the Ragnarokkr metal fest—even though they've only got a single demo to their name. Vocalist Amy Lee Carlson established her crust punk bonafides on the folk punk touring circuit as both a solo artist and part of Leonhardt and Company with Chris Ruetledge of Antique Scream. Her voice lends the band a hard, streetwise edge, and musically, Substratum splits the difference between Accept and early Iron Maiden. Their songs hit hard, but never skimp on riffs and hooks. On guitar, Max Nazaryan and Jonny Haynes work as a lead-trading duo in the vein of Judas Priest's K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton, whereas most other Washington bands use dedicated rhythm and lead guitarists.
This is what Ancient Visionz has said about the band's new album:
Substratum are a female fronted traditional heavy metal band from Seattle. The self titled LP is nice solid stuff for the genre, and good straight up metal. The riffs and drums are delicately interlaced, which keeps the listener focused on the album. I did enjoy the concept approach Substratum used, and it does feel like a story of another time and place. The self titled album is Substratum's debut full length, and I'm curious to see how they progress with future releases. The figure on the bottom left corner of the album cover reminds me of the Predator. I'm trying to behave myself, and stop with my nerd references to comics and movies, but Substratum would fit any fantasy themed movie or Sci-Fantasy.
The vocals are strong, and I'm sure fans of metal and rock & roll will highly appreciate Substratum. Hope to see more from the band in the coming months.
FFO: Metal, Traditional Heavy Metal, Heavy Metal, Rock & Roll, NWOBHM.

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