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Review: Poseidons Anger - Anger of the Gods
Poseidons Anger
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Anger of the Gods

Label: Independent
Year released: 2007
Duration: 17:15
Tracks: 3
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: September 3, 2007
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Anger of the Gods

Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (4 Votes)
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Newcomers Poseidons Anger propose a rather sober, yet interesting blend of old school heavy metal. The first listen was a bit traumatic, the vocals on the first song being very high-pitched and likely to raise a few eyebrows. I can take high pitched, but this was tip-toeing across the fence a little. Think early Shadow Keep, but higher. That did get better after 3-4 listens. On the other hand, the other two songs showcase a much more conservative vocal style, quite agreeable for the most part; in fact I found the vocals kind of relaxing (!)

There's a little bit of everything musically, without really sounding like any one band in particular. "Battle of Kadesh" for instance has a little something guitar-wise from Metallica's slower mid-80s material, with a feel, an atmosphere reminiscent of 70s Black Sabbath. "The River Styx" is basically a ballad, quite soothing and relaxing, despite the occasional return of the high-pitched vocals.

Overall the demo is a good slab of old school-sounding metal, with a dark/melancholic atmosphere through and through. Some catchy riffs that can be repetitive, but not in a bad way, are still stuck in your head long after you're done listening. Needless to say, old school metal means invigorating solos, and the guys do throw a few of these at us. The biggest problem is that this is so short. Hopefully there's a full length coming in the near future.


Track Listing:
  1. Poseidons Anger
  2. Battle of Kadesh
  3. The River Styx
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