|Review: Titans Eve - Life Apocalypse|
Year released: 2012
Review online: July 30, 2012
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Rated 3.83/5 (76.67%) (6 Votes)
Life Apocalypse is album #2 from Vancouver's Titans Eve. While nominally listed as a Thrash band on Metal-Archives, and that isn't completely inaccurate, I hear a lot of Traditional Metal on Life Apocalypse, especially in the twin guitar work, which one of the album's highlights. Brian and Kyle Gamblin get a solid, aggressive tone from their guitars and that drives Titans Eve's music. The vocals consist of gruff shouts, in the mold of Rebellion's Michael Seifert, though I'm not sure which Gamblin is responsible as they are both get vocal credits on their website (maybe it's both).
The album roars out of the gate with "Destined to Die" (after a brief instrumental) and doesn't really let up, other than the instrumental, "A Wound that Never Heals." This song is a welcome change from the rest of Life Apocalypse with its keyboards, strings and acoustic instruments. Honestly, I wish the band had done a bit more of this style of song. The double-kick drums, chugging riffs and vocals, which sound like they are all in the same key and vary little, and the remainder of the album gets old after a while. One song, good as it may be, sounds a lot like all the others.
Titans Eve is a solid band and Life Apocalypse is enjoyable, just in small doses, due to a lack of variety.
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