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Debut EP a good start but ES have more potential - 67%

NausikaDalazBlindaz, November 6th, 2018

Inshallah, the world at large will soon be judging this Brazilian band's guitarist Gisele Marie Rocha by her headbanging and shredding talent than her choice of stage clothes which are a little unconventional to say the least. Going by this debut EP, we can tell she does a good job scrabbling up and down the fretboard of her polka-dotted guitar and chucking out a fast and vibrating lead solo, and the clothes are no impediment at all. First song "Return", an angry demand to politicians to account for their corruption and deceit to the people, is a raw thrashy number with chunky rhythm guitar riffs and lots of percussion bashing. At the time of recording, the band had a male vocalist, Claudio Marchese, whose style is reminiscent of Judas Priest's Rob Halford but without the soaring siren calls. "Spirits in Hell" is a solid driving, crunchy number with lead guitar squiggle and solid drumming. The singing is perhaps a bit too clean and operatic for this kind of raw grinding thrash metal but the lyrics are very clear. The lead guitar soloing is fiery, shrill and aggressive.

At this point in time (2016) the band's style could best be described as melodic thrash metal with classic heavy metal influences (Judas Priest and Ozzy Osbourne / Randy Rhoads) in the singing and some of the lead guitar work. I have seen a live video of the band performing "Spirits in Hell" and there definitely is potential for the band to be faster and more aggressive, with a dirtier, grittier sound, and a vocalist with a more gruff style. Marchese left the band in 2017 and the current vocalist is Camila Postal.