So, the existence of a young little band called A Sound of Thunder came to my attention. More especifically, yesterday I discovered them through the album they released this very year, titled Out of the Darkness, which kicks a fair amount of ass
. What we have here is a modern take on old school heavy/power metal, with lots of big hooks, solid riffs and the very strong, versatile and somewhat unorthodox vocals of Nina Osegueda. Now, the album might be a bit too long (its length extends over an hour), but I found it to be a very rewarding listen, and very complete to boot. You have punchy, short songs, more anthemic and midpaced tracks, and even a couple of long-winded epics. Here are a couple more songs to make up your mind:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngw5FZexZZkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7Xq-ciSQSM
So yes, if strong choruses, powerful and driving riffs and percussion and a soaring, quirky vocalist are your kind of thing, then for all means check this out.
My mind's eye is now torn between two incongruous images of FasterDisaster as either an irregularly menstruating nu metal chick or a hemorrhoidal geezer hobbling around in an Overkill shirt.