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God’s Army AD – God’s Army AD Review

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Released by: Massacre Records

Release Date: Out Now!!!

Genre: Heavy Metal/Speed Metal

Links: https://www.facebook.com/Godsarmymusic

 

Line Up:

John A.B.C. Smith
Don Amiro
Ian O’Sullivan
Mark Cross

 

Tracklist:

1. The World That Never Was
2. City Lights
3. Gods Must Be Crazy
4. Waiting For The Miracle
5. Hear You Scream
6. Coming Back To Life
7. Running Around In Circles
8. God‘S Army

 

Have you ever listened to an album that has many elements you love in a band, yet not really be blown away by it? It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a while I will listen to an album that reminds me of bits and pieces of bands I love combined with other elements I appreciate in my music yet I find myself not getting drawn into it. Sadly Massacre Records band God’s Army AD seems to fit in that category.

Their s/t debut for the aforementioned label has some underlying potential, yet seems to fall slightly short of metal supremacy. Musically they’re a mash-up of thrash meets NWOBHM. I hear elements of bands like Shok Paris and Laaz Rockitt melding together heavy and melodic sensibility, and a brash in your face approach of bands like Whiplash and Metal Church. Vocally you get a less Germanic sounding voice of Bonfire with a slight sneer ala Blitz from Overkill. Strong vocals, blazing guitar work, thunderous rhythms, yet no one song jumps out at me and grabs my ears.

I really wanted to love this album, and perhaps in time I will. There are so many things about it that are right up my alley. After 3-4 listens it did start to grow on me so it will be one I return to in a different frame of mind. It certainly has an appeal that should resonate with most metal fans, so I encourage you to give it a shot. Right now I’m giving it 6 out of 10; however I can see it potentially moving up another spot, possibly two in time. We shall see.

Written by Chris Martin

Ratings    Chris    6/10

 

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