Venator – Echoes from the Gutter Review

You instantly get a sense of classic with the young Austrian's traditional Heavy metal outfit Venator. They wear their influences on their sleeves no doubt. Filed via under-the-radar releases...

Released by: Dying Victim Records

Release Date: Out Now!!!

Genre: Metal

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

 

Line Up:

Johannes Huemer – Vocals
Leon Ehrengruber – Lead Guitar
Anton Holzner – Rhythm Guitar
Stefan Glasner – Bass
Jakob Steidl – Drums

 

Tracklist:

1. Howl at the Rain
2. The Seventh Seal
3. Read and Black
4. Nightrider
5. Manic Man
6. Made of Light
7. The Rising
8. The Hex
9. Streets of Gold

 

 

You instantly get a sense of classic with the young Austrian’s traditional Heavy metal outfit Venator. They wear their influences on their sleeves no doubt. Filed via under-the-radar releases you may have missed earlier this year, here comes “Echoes From The Gutter” their debut release.

They imposingly gift their debut with no fillers and pure frills alongside their skills, we have 9 tracks a little over 46 minutes in total pure nonstop Metal.

Wrapped in today’s modern and clear sound, “Howl At The Rain” opens with lightweight 6-string notes increasingly reminiscent of W.A.S.P. classic material. The Austrians mix this stuff imposingly, featuring a method that provides a golden sound.

The vocals are way more powerful as the album moves along; frontman Johannes Huemer has performed very well here. Additionally, it ought to be mentioned that the gentlemen on the guitars, Leon Ehrengruber and Anton Holzner, keep leasing their instruments to roar into my ears, musician Stefan Glasner is often a high point here, not to mention drummer Jakob Steidl, is great as well.

“Red And Black” opens the door to the epic, which mixes splendidly with the rest of the record, “Nightrider” builds tension for what’s to return, and off they go. Energetic, simple, and tight, METAL is vying, with enduring and consistent headbanging potential. Very cool, one of the standout tunes on the album.

“Manic Man” is even a lot of powerful, whereas “Made of Light” indulges in a lot of rocky stuff, each of that exudes the charm of the 80s splendidly. The last 3 are “The Rising”, “The Hexx” and “Streets Of Gold”, that another time show and build sonic creative thinking and therefore the fantastic performance from the quartet from Linz during a big variety of manners and with a good form of rhythms.

For me there’s not one filler here, one amongst my contenders for the album of the year 2022, technically good in all aspects. If I had to throw a comparison, I say their sound brings to mind the Swede’s Air Raid, similarly in styles, dual guitar action, and just plain Metal. Safe to add them to the list of great releases.

 

 

Written by: Shadow Editor

Ratings: 8/10

 

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