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Band
Battlecross
Title
Rise to Power
Type
LP/EP
Company
Metal Blade
YOR
2015
Style
Thrash
1/1/2015 - Review by: Eric Compton
Extreme elements infused into this thrash metal attack
Some more extreme elements are infused into this thrash metal attack. Jason Suecof (Death Angel, Trivium, Whitechapel) is the producer this time around with Mark Lewis (Trivium, All That Remains) on board as engineer and mixer. Iím not sure Iím completely sold on the band at this point, although I canít pinpoint a reason why. I throw them in with the likes of Skeletonwitch as electric youth that is nearly a mandate to continue metalís longevity. Battlecross are clearly dedicated to the cause and every single note of ĎRise to Powerí is calculated intensity that simply doesnít fade out or burn away. The deathy vocals seem to consume more of the verses this time around with the familiar blackened screams still included for duel delivery and emphasis. Itís as fast as lightning, sounds phenomenal...what am I missing here? Clean vocals? My inbox is open.
  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    3.5 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: BATTLECROSS
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Pursuit of Honor
2011
Metal Blade
Eric Compton2/22/2017
3.5
Rise to Power
2015
Metal Blade
Eric Compton1/1/2015
3.5
War of Will
2013
Metal Blade
Eric Compton2/22/2017
3.5

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