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Review: Warning Sign - Left to the Sharks
Warning Sign
Left to the Sharks

Label: Independent
Year released: 2016
Duration: 47:30
Tracks: 8
Genre: Heavy/Thrash


Review online: October 16, 2017
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 4/5 (80%) (10 Votes)

Warning Sign, a Québec-based Thrash/Heavy Metal combo, is a completely new acquaintance to me. The band mentions such names as Metal Church, Testament, Anthrax, Maiden, Priest, etc. as their influences and while spinning their debut, Left to the Sharks, it's easy to hear those influences in their music. I would add Helstar as some of the riffing has a similar flavor. The band's vocalist (and guitarist) Maxim Beaulieu has the same magical color in his voice as Joey Belladonna, which fits well with the band's aggressive nature.

They start off with an instrumental song titled "Eat a bag of Hell" which is very much inspired by early Maiden with melodic dual guitars. After that they find their Thrash gear and all cylinders are firing. The songs are well structured with lots of variation and Warning Sign don't hesitate to thrash their hearts out. The band keeps on churning out quality Thrash (with a twist of Heavy Metal) through the entire disc and they should have label owners clawing for them. The last song, "Shifting Sands" is clear proof of the band's skills. The song starts off as a power ballad (vocalist Maxim oddly reminding me a bit of both Ronnie James Dio and Klaus Meine in the beginning) before finding its mandatory Thrash gear by the end of the song.

It's amazing how many quality Metal acts one is able to find in the depths of the Internet. Warning Sign is a great find.

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