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Review: Avigal - Unbroken

Label: Green Monster Productions
Year released: 2011
Duration: 66:00
Tracks: 14
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: February 18, 2012
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating

Rated 3.6/5 (72%) (5 Votes)

Avigal's Unbroken is a Traditional Metal album with 80s roots and a modern feel. Despite being self-released it possesses a good sound, maybe a little thin at the high end but a nice, heavy bottom. Singer and band namesake Sammy Avigal is a pretty good singer, having sung for Jack Starr's Burning Starr, The Rods and Picture, but the material on Unbroken sounds like it has him at the edge of his range. He uses vocal slides and harmony vocals to round out his singing but the former make him sound off the beat while the latter are flat in spots (Sammy's main vocal lines are in-key). On the other hand, guitarists Dicky Reome and Rick Ackerman have got the 80s nailed. The guitars are thick and chunky and their playing is down and dirty with a streak of nasty attitude. Their solos are excellent and provide a lot of the album's highlights. The songs themselves are generally good, if a bit generic, but at 14 total tracks, you get your money's worth.

Avigal, the band, shows some real promise and Sammy's singing meshes more with the music each time you listen. With more distinctive songs and a range that better suits the singer, Avigal will be on to something.

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