Sunday, May 29, 2016

REVIEW : Blasted To Static / Blasted To Static (2016)

Blasted To Static is a new metal band that comes from the U.S. and consists of some very talented and established musicians such as Jeff Martin (vocals) from RACER X, guitar wizard Stu Marshall (DEATH DEALER, DUNGEON, EMPIRES OF EDEN), bassist Rev Jones (STEELHEART, MICHAEL SCHENKER, LESLIE WEST) and Australian session musician Clay T. on drums.

Blasted To Static is a true blast from the past! It's a band that reviles the U.S. metal sound of the late 80's with a fresh and updated approach. The guitars are really breathtaking thanks to Marshall's inspired and heavy riffs and solos, the vocals of Martin are top notch and in-your-face and the rhythm section is solid.

After the furious and heavy opener "Suicide King" comes the groovier and very Lynch Mob-esque "The Hammer". Man, this is a true U.S. heavy rock gem with a big and bad-ass groove in it that takes no prisoners. The guitar riff is out of this world and Martin's performances are the cherry on top!!! In "Lovesick Blue Pt.1" the band shows its bluesier and mellower side while in "Requiem Pt.2" Marshall unfolds his endless talent!! "Nottingham Grove" is yet another incredible tune out of the new record that reminds me a bit of Badlands first two albums.

This is a hell of an album; Blasted To Static is like a hand grenade that is ready to explode and blow you away with its classic metal sound!! For the fans of guitar driven U.S. Heavy Rock/Metal sound, this is a must have!

Rating : 8,5/10

Track Listing :
1. Suicide King, 2. The Hammer, 3. Repossession Of Nothing, 4. Lovesick Blue Pt.1, 5. Requiem Pt. 2, 6. Dance Devil Dance, 7. Devil’s Preacher, 8. Nottingham Grove, 9. Delivered From The Ashes, 10. Warbaby, 11. Francois

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