HIghvolmusic has unleashed a sleeping giant on the metal world. They have brought us Azrael's Bane and this is true metal for the masses. Expect big things from this band and this label.
Here we have a proper progressive metal act. These guys know how to tear it up and when to let the music do the talking. Blistering but tasteful leads intertwined with soaring vocals. In terms of getting your moneys worth this band and this album is worth it's weight in gold. You have a ton of good, solid, searing, thundering metal classics. Azrael’s Bane has released an album chock full of all the power and passion any metal head could ask for.
“Breathe”, and “Brother” are two of the strongest tracks on an album that features nothing but strong tracks.
But for me, it is the cover of Savatage’s “Edge Of Thorns” which really makes this album and this band stand out from the masses. They took a perfect song and re-invented it to a full on progressive masterpiece. The passion and the power were not lost to this band from the original Savatage tune. This capsulates the significance of Azraels’ Bane. They are top contenders for band of the year.
You owe it to your ears and your friends ears to get this album now.
Trey Gadler (Vocals)
Jeff Clifton (Guitars)
Chuck McFadden (Guitars)
Brent Marches (Bass)
Van Eric Turner (Drums) - Formerly of ZlotZ
check them out on www.HighVolMusic.com
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