Company: Massacre Release: 2011 Genre: Power Reviewer: EC
Conspiring, calculating and collaborating to deliver the goods
Who would have thunk it? If you cross the Atlantic you can bridge the best of US technical power metal with the fluid rock heaviness of Germany. Indeed Consfearacy (WTF!) is born and bred with a cross stitching of US logistics and dominating German power structure. Check out this new band on Massacre made up of seasoned veterans of underground mosh. Try ex-Vicious Rumors vocalist Brian O' Connor (sang on "Cyberchrist") and bassist Ira Black tied together with Germans The New Black in guitarist Fabian Schwarz and bassist Günter Auschrat. Throw in some guy on drums from Prophecy and you have a rigid backbone of metal muscle, skull and bone. Try this one as Annihilator's mechanized riffing and scream/talk/sing delivery with a slight nod to Vicious Rumors and Seven Witches. We can name drop all day long because Consfearacy is of the modern US metal ilk made up of the above bands and nailed to the wheel by the likes of Imagika and Helstar. Those of you who haven't checked The New Black's two records should hit them up quickly because they are modern yet capture the essence and vibe of late 70s and early 80s hard rock. Both Schwarz and O' Connor are the brains behind the brawn and should be commended for this creation. It's alive...conspiring, calculating and collaborating to deliver the goods.
About this Writer: Eric Compton // Eric Compton lives in the most haunted city in the world, St. Augustine, Florida with his family and two yorkies. He has served as senior editor for MaximumMetal.com for nearly 10 years and is the author of the heavy metal book series--Denim & Letters. His reviews, interviews and social commentary has been featured on websites like Brave Words, Blabbermouth, Metal Temple, Metal Rules, Ultimate Metal, Metal Maniacs and Wikipedia.
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