Wednesday, November 12, 2014

CD Review: New European Heavy Metal Music Is Making Its Way To The U.S.

European heavy metal record label Revalve Records is rolling out their latest batch of newly released albums. The label looks let the U.S. know about some of these underground metal bands making waves over in Europe.
 
First up is Schysma and their latest release entitled "Idyosynchasy," which will be available on November 24th. The new ten-song release begins with the intense feel of "Lost In The Maze" as the band's sound is hard hitting with a progressive rock underlining tone. Things begin to settle on the six-minute "The Noise Of Silence" as the band's instrumentation becomes the focus of the song. Their more aggressive side shines through on the screaming vocals of "Pendulum." They look to have a follow-up mainstream hard rock hit single with "Need A Chance," before closing the album with the high-powered rocker "Time Man," which should get the band a bigger following here in America.
 
Next up is the latest release from the classic heavy metal sounds of Deimos and their new album "Beyond." The twelve-song release begins with "Alive" as lead singer Andrea Serafini puts his vocal talents on display for all to enjoy. Their sound on "D.M.V." could easily draw comparisons to a modern day Stryper. Deimos show a more aggressive side with "Dark Times," before diving head first into the power ballad "Locked Heart" that features Paola Gemma on lead vocals. The album would fit in perfectly within the N.W.O.B.H.M. (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) movement of the early 1980s as they continue to blow you away with their talents as displayed in "On Through The Night" and in the epic eight-minute album closer "Beyond."
 
Now comes the really heavy stuff from death metal band Lacerhate and Black Therapy. Lacerhate's new album "Mass Destruction" is exactly what the title refers to as the band looks to blast you away with the sheer force of their music. They come out swinging with that hard-hitting, aggressiveness of "A New Beginning" as howling vocals and machine-gun drum fills power their way into your brain. The band really gets things rolling with the high-energy, adrenaline-pumping attack of "Starving Revenge" and "Wake Up." Lacerhate mixes in some doom metal on "To Dead Dad," before closing with letting up on the gas pedal with slowed tempo changes of "CMZ."
 
Black Therapy's new EP entitled "The Final Outcome" is fifteen minutes of speed and aggression that will have you thirsting for more from this melodic metal band. The new four-song release begins with the title song that kicks it into high gear right from the opening guitar notes and never looks back. They turn the Tears For Fears song "Mad World" into a death metal ballad, before closing with the acoustic guitar/piano instrumental "Sunset Of The Truth." To find out more about these new releases, please visit revalverecords.com.

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