While you're waiting for the next Metallica album, whenever that may come around, you might want to check out England's Die No More, an upstart traditional heavy metal band. Comparisons will likely abound for this band. But they do remind me of a cross between Metallica and classic New Wave of British Heavy Metal.
Some of this comes Marc Farquhar's vocals. He has more than a little of James Hetfield in his voice. Then music has that gallop of traditional heavy/power metal ala Iron Maiden, but also the thrashy riffs that may remind some listeners of Master of Puppets era Metallica. All this is wrapped up in solid melody, harmony, and groove. Along the way, guitarist Kev Smith bristles with vigorous and soaring solos. It's all good.
While it may seem that I'm stomping upon their originality or creativity, Die No More draws from strong and significant roots putting a fresh spin on classic heavy metal. And that's always a good thing. Basically, Die No More, simply sounds terrific: good songwriting, good musicianship, good production. Heavy metal as it should be. And, on top of all this, there's not a single band song here, and no filler either. Favorite cuts: Soul Destroyer, Oblivious, Council of War, and One In The Chamber. Strongly recommended.
Basically, Die No More, simply sounds terrific: good songwriting, good musicianship, good production. Heavy metal as it should be.
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