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Consfearacy
Consfearacy

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 GŁnter 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.

    Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
    5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
    4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
    3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
    3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
    2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
    1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
    0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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