Monday, October 24, 2011

Skull Fist-Head öf the Pack

NoiseArt Records

Hands down this new album by Skull Fist is one of the best heavy/speed metal LPS to come out Canada! Head öf the Pack is just such a perfect title for this bad boy. With music like this Skull Fist are making a serious case that they should be considered towards the top of the heap of the NEW WAVE OF TRADITIONAL HEAVY METAL (NWOTHM) movement. From the very start of their first full-length album you can sense that Skull Fist is starting to come into their own. Cuts like "Commanding the Night" and the aptly titled "Commit To Rock" are chuck full of heavy metal/speed metal. This brand of muscular heavy metal might have riffs born of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Metallica but the way it is laid out is anything but a copy cat. Even as they tip their hats to Tokyo Blade with their cover song "Attack Attack" (from Tokyo Blade's 1984 Lightning Strikes 7" EP) they do it their way with energy and intensity to spare. This is prime-time, Grade A heavy metal from Skull Fist. Thank the maker this kind of metal still exists and that we have bands like Skull Fist.


Blogger DPTH International said...

I am eagerly awaiting this album. I picked their EP up on a whim. And now I'm hooked.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

I've tried to get into these guys, but like White Wizzard and Cauldron it's like they are kind of there yet they lack the heaviness and spirit to make it work all the way. The music can be pretty good, but the vocals are just way too high.

5:06 PM  
Blogger Andy said...

For whatever reason the singer reminds me of Ratt's Percy at times. No idea why he just does. Sorry Mark but I dig the guy and the music is so freaking 100% straight up metal! Metal!!!!!

7:04 AM  
Blogger Andy said...

DPTH-Where is your avator from?

7:04 AM  

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