Follow The Metal Crypt on Twitter  The Metal Crypt on Facebook  The Metal Crypt's YouTube Channel
Review: Poseidons Anger - Anger of the Gods
Poseidons Anger
Anger of the Gods

Label: Independent
Year released: 2007
Duration: 17:15
Tracks: 3
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: September 3, 2007
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
Anger of the Gods

Rated 3.83/5 (76.67%) (6 Votes)

Newcomers Poseidons Anger propose a rather sober, yet interesting blend of old school heavy metal. The first listen was a bit traumatic, the vocals on the first song being very high-pitched and likely to raise a few eyebrows. I can take high pitched, but this was tip-toeing across the fence a little. Think early Shadow Keep, but higher. That did get better after 3-4 listens. On the other hand, the other two songs showcase a much more conservative vocal style, quite agreeable for the most part; in fact I found the vocals kind of relaxing (!)

There's a little bit of everything musically, without really sounding like any one band in particular. "Battle of Kadesh" for instance has a little something guitar-wise from Metallica's slower mid-80s material, with a feel, an atmosphere reminiscent of 70s Black Sabbath. "The River Styx" is basically a ballad, quite soothing and relaxing, despite the occasional return of the high-pitched vocals.

Overall the demo is a good slab of old school-sounding metal, with a dark/melancholic atmosphere through and through. Some catchy riffs that can be repetitive, but not in a bad way, are still stuck in your head long after you're done listening. Needless to say, old school metal means invigorating solos, and the guys do throw a few of these at us. The biggest problem is that this is so short. Hopefully there's a full length coming in the near future.

Other related information on the site
Review: Attila, the Hun (reviewed by Michel Renaud)
Review: Tales from Near and Far (reviewed by Michel Renaud)
Review: War of the Gods (reviewed by Michel Renaud)
Click below for more reviews
Latest 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Various Books/Zines 

The Metal Crypt - Crushing Posers Since 1999
Copyright  © 1999-2022, Michel Renaud / The Metal Crypt.  All Rights Reserved.