Wednesday, April 15, 2015



Kolony's second full-length album, "Sledge", was released back in November of 2014. It's an album that I meant to cover right after it's initial release date (or at the very latest in early 2015), but for whatever reason I never got past the point of jotting down a few notes about it. There wasn't even enough here originally to be considered a rough draft which is all the more odd when you consider the fact that I had really enjoyed the few singles that I heard from this album and I even went out of my way to cover these songs in a posting. It's strange then that I didn't follow through with a review of the band's sophomore outing. Hopefully this brief write-up can make up for that mistake. Especially seeing as "Sledge" (which you can listen to here) is one of those releases that embraces all of these different aspects of rock and hard rock and then presents them to the listener in the form of a really good heavy/power metal album. For Kolony this kind of approach is actually nothing new as the band (vocalist/rhythm guitarist Reno, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Maxxx, bassist/backing vocalist Myk and drummer Anthony) is well known for their wide array of influences. They range from the more alternative/modern ones such as Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, Coheed and Cambria and Trivium to the likes of Metallica, Iron Maiden and Rush with a little bit of everything else tossed in for good measure! With surprisingly clean vocals sprinkled on top of the melodic metal mix this Montreal/Québec-based group whips through a sweet montage of modern metal, N.W.O.B.H.M, progressive metal  and even symphonic metal while never looking back! To say that it's a treat to the ears is putting it mildly! "Sledge" is the kind of album that makes you appreciate the fact that their are bands who are not afraid to try new things and add vastly different elements into their music. I'm just sorry that it has taken me this long to share it with all of you!

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