To be clear, all these songs are brilliant and it’s a great experience to listen to ‘Bound by Silence’ with the fantastic John Bush doing the vocals.
I find some of the best bands in metal are those who are able to take strong influences from the genre staples, but instead of just imitating them straight up, they find ways to incorporate their own unique touches to help stand out from the pack, mixing together modern and classic elements to create something truly special
Three years after having released ‘Decadent’, the most iconic German metal frontman is back with a new album. It was worth to wait for ‘Steelfactory’, an album that picks it up where the band ended on ‘Decadent’. There’s nothing more to say than Bang your heads.
A Nuanced Masterpiece
The start of this EP is clear and concise in its southern influences and matches perfectly the American drawl in the vocals and innovative use of the blend of heavy funk bass line and the periodic break into harmonies.
There are quite a few unique novelty bands playing various styles of metal, but perhaps no other band is more out there than Van Canto.
When you’re a grizzled old fart like me who has always had an ear for The Metal, and a penchant for knowing as much about it as I possibly could fit into my brain, you hear about so many bands yet never hear a speck of music from them.
Where does instrumental music fit into our society these days? Especially if it’s not jazz or classical, both styles typically noted for not really having a voice (yes, I am aware that both have vocals at times as well. Just going with the predominant thought pattern on both.)
The band Custom has apparently been around the Seattle area for the better part of 12 years. That’s a long time to remain dedicated to the making of music, especially in this day and age
My reviews tend to be a flight of idea-ish. Some people dig it, some perhaps not. Sometimes a band will inadvertently stir up a good old-fashioned rant without even being the target of it, per se.