This is the second album by this band formed in 2010 by ex Imagika guitarist
Steve Rice. The songs on the first album were a little bit too progressive and
complex. They changed that for a part on this new album and because of that the
songs are easier to listen to. Still a little bit influenced by the Bay Area
thrash bands, but with lots of U.S. power metal influences. The riffs are still
rather thrash oriented, but the songs are full of melody sometimes reminding of
times when Metal Church and Vicious Rumors ruled.
First song "The Eyes of Medusa" starts a bit like a Grip Inc. song, but with
more melody. "Hair Trigger" has a funny sing a long part and that works
contagious. With "Never Get Me" and "Ride into the Night" they serve two
songs that combine Megadeth influences with typical U.S. metal. Vocalist Josh
Gibson has a voice you either love or hate, for a few his sound will be a little too
much in the high regions. The serene start of "Just Another Sin" shows that Josh
can actually sing very well. "My Little Sister" has a typical Judas Priest riff
and is a normal heavy metal track. If you like the debut album, I don't think this new
one will give you any problems, if you broke your leg over the complexity of that
album, you will like this one better.
thrash/heavy metal combination on the album works for me, but I still have to
get used to the singing. I'm still not sure if I have to like or hate it.