Monday, January 18, 2016

Album Review: "The Cycle Never Ends" by Ravensire

The Cycle Never Ends
Every year, for as long as I can remember, Thanksgiving has meant the following things:

Family, turkey, stuffing, and enough mashed potatoes to fill the lower floor of my house.

This is our tradition and how we celebrate the season. I think that most people have more traditions than they can even name.

Started by family members that we don't even remember and have never known. These kinds of traditions can be very comforting and remind of us our loved ones that we no longer see or who have left the physical realm for the ethereal one.

Traditions are more than just what we do, but they make up parts of who we are. It's just important to remember that "because we've always done it this way" is not an appropriate response when someone asks you if we can change it.

Traditional Heavy Metal.

There was a time when these three words didn't mean anything at all, but today, here we are.

Heavy guitars, gritty vocals, and hard driving drums are what can be expected.

There's also that twin gun attack.

Ravensire has mastered the ability to write songs that feature two lead guitarists without the one of them trying to knife the other one!

The results are phenomenal. The two axe slingers dole out riffs, melodies, harmonies, and plenty of kick ass guitar solos.

Drumming is about what we'd expect from early 80's non-thrash metal. It's big, but still simple. There's no attempting to be the star of the show.

Between the nods to Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, we have a band that has their own sound and their own place in a style of metal that's not the force it once was, but we all still listen to.

Release: 2/12/16
Genre: Heavy Metal
Label: Cruz Del Sur
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