AIN’T NO PARTY LIKE A POWER METAL PARTY ‘CAUSE A POWER METAL PARTY DON’T STOP
- Volture: We’re off to a great start just by looking at the band name; combining a measure of electromotive force with a vicious bird of prey? This band is obviously going to kick ass. And kick ass they do. Volture actually feature in their ranks Ryan Waste of Muncipal Waste, and though the press release says he and co-founder Nick Poulos share a common interest in “obscure NWOBHM and early European heavy metal,” let’s call a spade a spade: if these guys were from Germany that’s be called POWER metal with a capital POWER. But fuck genre-tagging; as previously mentioned, Volture are good at kicking ass and that’s all that matters. They have a song called “Heavy Metal Machine;” what else do you need to know??? Listen to two full tracks (including the aforementioned) on their official website.
- In Dread Response: These guys are a pretty decent if standard Epic Metal band, but they’re from New Zealand which I guess caused reader Jack Holmes to take special notice of them. They’re not straight-up Epic/Power as they’ve got some metalcore/thrash influences too… but they’re aight. Check ’em out.