In Heavens Eyes - Salvation

Published Tuesday 14th December 2010
In Heavens Eyes - Salvation
In Heavens Eyes - Salvation

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 102368-17321
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD Mini-album

Reviewed by Gareth Hills

Coming as a throwback to the bombast of '80s metal, with lashings of double kick and guitar shredage - but taking a few more risks than the genre traditionally allows - this debut release from this Indian metal band packs a fair punch. The musicians are acceptably competent, if a little rough around the edges, although the vocalist is definitely a screamer, and not a singer - his performance on "Return To Reality" leaves a little to be desired. Also, while it probably won't be a big deal for some, the drums on the album are programmed rather than performed live. Not that they don't do a good job of it, but in this genre, the lack of a real drummer can make the music sound a little flat. Reservations aside, the band's mix of '80s thrash nostalgia and in-yer-face lyrics (check out "Jesus Power") works quite well, and their debut is certainly a fun listen. I look forward to hearing more from these guys. Indian Christian metal, eh?

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