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Thursday, February 15, 2018
Visigoth (review by MMB)
Metal Blade Records
9 February 2018
The world’s triumphant glorious battle-and-struggle anthems dedicated supporters are going to have to seek out and hear the new album for themselves. You might think that this band is too hyped and that it is sheer propaganda machinery turning the wheels to turn a profit, but this album is no hype. It is the real deal, confident and true as real as the real thing gets today.
By listening to this work you will learn a lot about what this band embraces, not the least of which is that they are from Salt Lake City, in the state of Utah, in the West of United States. The other thing that you will learn is that the band sounds like big stars of traditional, uptempo heavy metal, and this album should be on your list if you want your heavy metal with big singing and big tunes to be a battle cry before going into the arena of gladiators when they bring out the beasts. The first song sounds the omen warning of danger for those that do not love heavy metal: step aside.
Actually, they make their music as if they were playing in a stadium, it is full of big riffs for getting tens of thousands banging their heads as one. Dramatic and powerful, the voice sounds like the singer is a giant, commanding the stage and with the crowds in the palm of the hand, trapped in the teeth of the hydra of metal, unable to escape the eye of the storm, every song an omen of epic heavy metal, but don’t fear these axemen, for they bring big guitar harmonies, meticulously composed, hoping that the fans notice the care taken with the guitars. In addition, the solos are often like mini songs within the songs.
It is the hope that the people take heed of the omen of Visigoth, metal mongers to the very end, metal music the power they defend.