Saturday, December 21, 2013

Sacred Oath - Words Upon the Stone video (5:53-ish)

There is a point in this video (5:19 to be precise) where overcome by emotion vocalist/guitarist Rob Thorne transforms the branch he is holding into a guitar and totally wails out a slick lead and this song is already filled with enough slick leads. It would be a totally awesome eighties metal moment if wasn't done in 2007 and looked like it's from the early nineties. They even filmed it in B&W in a graveyard! There's also a young child present, this is just ticking boxes. You can probably guess how it's going to sound.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Tyrant - Warriors Of Metal (4:47-ish)

Not warriors in the sense of heshers banging against the stage, warriors in actual metal like knights and shit doing what heavy metal knights do best which is the cover of Bolt Thrower's album War Master. Tyrant come off a bit like a Christian Manowar which isn't too bad because they're totally heavy and don't seem to beat you over the head with it 'cause they do a couple of songs about evil. I can't really decide if I like Glen May's voice or Eric Adams' voice more but I do know that Manowar eventually lost the plot after a few albums whilst Tyrant have only three albums and a demo to their name but didn't start sucking. And now these dudes totally look like your dad.