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Review: Skull Fist - Heavier Than Metal
Skull Fist
Heavier Than Metal

Label: Independent
Year released: 2010
Duration: 21:37
Tracks: 5
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 3/5

Review online: May 8, 2010
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Heavier Than Metal

Rated 3.25/5 (65%) (8 Votes)

This is band harking back to the very early days of metal, emulating the leather-and-big-hair style of acts like Grim Reaper and Manowar in their early years. Their music is similarly loud n' proud with chugging guitars, racing solos, and high-pitched wailing vocals. The overall impression is of a trashier Sacred Oath or Motley Crue on their first album (The Crue used to rock pretty hard back in the day). Opener "Sign of the Warrior" is not that great, and wears out its welcome long before it's over, but the title cut is killer. There's a good bit of cock-rock styling in this stuff, but a lot of old Maiden and Priest as well. This is solidly done, but none of these tunes are really classic material, and the songwriting is all kind of similar. As an EP it does its job getting me interested to see what this band will do in the future. Tracks like the title song and "Blackout" indicate this band might be capable of awesome in the future, so they will bear watching.

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