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|Reign Of Fury - Psycho Intentions (2011) EP Review|| |
Reign Of Fury – Psycho Intentions EP (2011)
Good Life Recordings - Running Time 20:28
The great thing about reviewing is that I’m constantly finding out about bands that breathe new life into the music scene. Reign Of Fury are one band, that over the last six months have become a firm favourite to me, so I thought it was only right that I review, not only their recently released album, but also the ‘Psycho Intentions’ EP that introduced them to the metal world in 2011. Imagine the Big 4 of Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth plus a healthy dose of Annihilator and NWOBHM bands such as Iron Maiden all mixed together into a wonderful cacophony of classic and modern sounding thrash metal and you have Reign Of Fury. Hailing from the not very metal town of Cheltenham in the UK, these five guys, with a wealth of experience, have combined their love of Metal and Punk to very good effect.
‘Psycho Intentions’ consists of four blistering slabs of thrash, loaded with talent and an abundance of melody, which quite rightly has got people sitting up and taking notice. Fronted by the strong and diverse vocals of Matt ‘Bison’ Steed, they are one of the new breed of thrash bands that have been causing a stir in the last 2-3 years. Fantastically backed up by Jon Priestly & Ed Westlake (guitars), Matt Earl (bass) and ‘Magic’ Dave (drums) Reign Of Fury deliver time and time again. ‘Disconnect’ is classic Slayer with a twist, Blinding Light Of Betrayal’ with its Maiden vibe and modern metal chorus is a joy and ‘Heaven Waits/Hell Takes is a track that Metallica wish they could have written. Add to that the title track which has a real Anthrax vibe and you have a diverse, but nonetheless, very ‘together’ sounding EP that is the perfect way to start appreciating Reign Of Fury. Currently putting together the final preparations for a large UK tour, entitled ‘Headbangers Balls’ in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust (please see attached link) Reign Of Fury are a band on the rise. Miss them at your peril.
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Review written exclusively for Brutiful Entertainment by Rick Tilley: www.facebook.com/richard.tilley.351