Prior to the release of this, their sophomore effort, I was not familiar with this Sunderland four piece, despite them releasing their first full length about five years ago and being around for about a decade. They bring forth a very epic feeling bit of thrashy power metal, with some over the top theatrical vibes here. The first album seems to be a more traditional based affair with about 8 tracks, on their second album they forewent the typical four to five minute track length with something a bit more ambitious. At only six tracks, two of which are only minute long preludes and outros, the other four tracks all clock in at well over six minutes in length. A very daring venture as very few radio stations and indy DJs will be apt to even touch this one! Not sure if the experiment worked because it really was difficult to get into this one myself. There was just not much to sink my teeth in here. The songs were solid enough but with the succinct lack of real tracks this release felt too much like an EP that overstayed it’s welcome than a true release. There just is not enough variety here to support a full length album and my interest constantly wavered each time I tried to give it a go. Solid but not spectacular.
Choice Tracks – Knowing Nothing, To The Wolves