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Review: Cauldron - New Gods
New Gods

Label: The End Records
Year released: 2018
Duration: 40:58
Tracks: 9
Genre: Heavy Metal


Review online: January 1, 2019
Reviewed by: MetalMike
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Rated 3.09/5 (61.82%) (11 Votes)

New Gods is a strange release by Toronto's Cauldron. Musically, the overall approach is rooted in the '80s and the big, slow-rolling riffs of opening tracks "Prisoner of the Past" and "Letting Go" have a cool, US metal vibe. With songs like "No Longer" and "Never Be Found" the choruses get catchier and even though the guitars are still heavy, it is like listening to early Dokken or RATT. Then we have "Together as None" which has a poppy, commercial riff and vocal lines lifted from a Stryper record. Variety may be the spice of life, but it doesn't feel like Cauldron know exactly what kind of band they want to be with this album. I don't hate any of the songs, but I'm left oddly unsatisfied every time I listen to New Gods as I really can't get into the flow. If you like '80s metal, check it out but I expect mileage to vary quite a bit.

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