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Review: Edge of Attack - Edge of Attack
Edge of Attack
Edge of Attack

Label: STM Records
Year released: 2013
Duration: 52:57
Tracks: 10
Genre: Heavy/Power Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: March 23, 2013
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
Edge of Attack

Rated 2.67/5 (53.33%) (3 Votes)

"In Hell," the song that opens Edge of Attack's self-titled debut had me assuming they were just a Dragonforce clone, albeit a good one. The speedy double-kicks, melodic keys and sing-a-long chorus are all there. Thankfully the lads and lasses from Edmonton, Alberta don't limit themselves to playing a million miles an hour on every song. There are still plenty of catchy choruses and Totman/Li-inspired soloing but Edge of Attack rip off some slower, smoldering riffs on songs like "The Haunting" and "In the Night." The production is modern but the songs had me thinking back to the 80s output of Savatage and Vicious Rumors. Normally this is where I would say something like "there's nothing new here" and while that may be true I still found myself playing air guitar more often than not when Edge of Attack was playing. "Set the World Aflame," another Dragonforce-inspired track, is one of the finest closers I've heard in a long while, so you won't want to put away the air Flying V too soon. The guitars gallop, the vocals soar and foot-tapping will occur. There's something in this band's songwriting that is above average making them well worth checking into if you're a fan of 80s-style Traditional/U.S. Metal.

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