Challenges weren’t only finding the breathing ground to record new sessions, but also to search for a new vocalist to replace the talented JB who left the band to focus on his other project Grand Magus. Luckily enough for the band they found Apollo Papathanasio…
The band has always had an amazing stage present and with their theatrical displays and mythical and as well as dark literature topics in their music, they created a world of mysticism and mystique that always has fans coming back for more. With all those factors in play we take a spin into the world of “Poetry For The Poisoned”.
Halfway through this highly anticipated release from one of the best vocalist around and I can honestly say that I have not heard one back track.I can’t even begin to describe “Yesterdays Rain” which sounds like something straight out of “Mood Swings”, just classic.
The music on ANTIRELIGION is still of the death metal mould, but has more in common with extreme thrash metal and the best way I could describe what I heard is a cross between ARISE era SEPULTURA and THE BLACKENING era MACHINE HEAD.
If I had to compare the band they most closely resemble the Dutch band “Mnenic” who plays in the style of industrial death metal as well. The opener “Dim The Lights and Run” is a strong kick starter which lends hand to the synth keyboard sounds
THE JADE are a fresh and exciting band hailing from Finland, that play an interesting style of music that sits somewhere between the hair rock of the eighties and the current modern rock, all covered in a smattering of glam rock, which comes out sounding quite interesting and certainly gives the band a unique identity in the rock landscape.
DEADMANSWAKE are a new female-fronted, horror-tinged, heavy rock band from Chicago that have chosen 2010 as the year to unleash their debut album IT COMES TO THIS upon the world.
Lyrically though there is much to get excited about, and I feel the need to once again mention KINDERGARDEN STUFF, which truly was a treat to read along with. REBIRTH, SHADOW and SURVIVE were also very …
I can’t think of many bands looking at a career retrospective that demand so much attention as Maiden does, the immense nature of their impact on the metal world and thousands of band through the years is a testament to their longevity and passion for the music they love.
After the departed longtime singer Ron Taylor split the band around 2000 after the come back reunion, well Blaze and the boys decided to take a different musical approach.