Company: Cruz Del Sur
Reviewer: Eric Compton
'Vicious Breed' marks a resume high for the traditional metal stalwarts. These Pittsburgh natives signed with Cruz Del Sur last year and bring a fiery momentum to the studio for this third full-length effort. It's awash in NWOBHM features--twin guitar runs, mid to high vocal range--while waylaying the listener with supernatural and fantasy lyrics. The wild card are two newer angles, a ballad called "Always with Me" and an instrumental entitled "Sky Graves". After failed attempts to find faults, I'm awarding it the coveted badge of perfection.