Recent Reviews

18.06.2017

11.06.2017

04.06.2017

28.05.2017

21.05.2017

14.05.2017

[ More Music Reviews ]


Neuronspoiler: Emergence
Neuronspoiler - Emergence Review

Neuronspoiler: Emergence

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
5.0/5.0

While their name may be odd, Neuronspoiler's music is right on target for classic heavy metal. The aptly titled Emergence the first full-length album after a successful EP, No One's Safe.

Neuronspoiler - Emergence Band Photo

Neuronspoiler: horns up.

Immediately, you'll recognize several important things listening to this album. The first is that Neuronspoiler develops their metal straight out of the Eighties NWOBHM with a strong dose of Nineties power metal. There's no room for modern nuances like hardcore vocals or a harsh sound. Melody and harmony is at a premium in their heavy metal; it shouldn't be any other way.

Also, this band has some very strong talent with some excellent musicianship. Never forgetting the that the voice is also an instrument, vocalist JR has depth to be both powerful and inspiring, much like a Ronnie James Dio (But he doesn't sound like him). Neuronspoiler also offers twin lead guitars as well. You get to double down with the boisterous riffs and ferocious fiery leads, making their presence immense. The rhythm section is equally dynamic, with strong drumming and a vibrant bass line.

Of course, all this means nothing if you can't craft a good song. But Neuronspoiler takes the above ingredients and whips a hefty heavy metal stew. Beside the great melodies, the band injects catchy grooves and choruses with a generous amount of clever tempo changes. Moreover, the songs simply keep you engaged, expectant, and ultimately wanting to hear more. These are rare qualities indeed.

While all the songs have these characteristics, my top picks would include Through Hell We March, the rock groove of Irreverent, Take the Stage, Invincible Man, (Just a Fool) On Your Way Up, and metal anthem, Never Back Down. The longer Dying World stumbles only in getting started but eventually pulls you in. It certainly doesn't weaken an already exceptional album. Neuronspoiler's Emergence is the real deal, authentic 'true' metal, and strongly recommended.

Listen, and then Buy: Neuronspoiler - Emergence


CraigHartranft.net - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft





In Short

Neuronspoiler's Emergence is the real deal, authentic 'true' metal, and strongly recommended.

Find A Review

Alphabetical Index

a b c d e f g h i j
k l m n o p q r s t
u v w x y z #
Loading
Album of the Week
Click to read the Iced Earth - Incorruptible CD Album review

It's been sometime since I heard from Iced Earth. My last Iced Earth review was nine years ago for 2008's The Crucible of Man - Something Wicked Part 2. With all the music that gets pitched my way on a daily, and yearly, basis I'm not ... [ Read More ]