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Overkhaos: Beware Of Truth
Overkhaos - Beware Of Truth CD Album Review

Overkhaos: Beware Of Truth

Progressive Power Metal
3.0/5.0

I'll try to put this review to bed quickly. Formed in 2013, Overkhaos is progressive power metal band from Italy. They self-produced, promoted, and distributed an EP in 2015, which includes the appearance by Billy Idol keyboard player Derek Sherinian on Anna's Song. Beware Of Truth is their first long player for Rockshots Records.

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Overkhaos

To summarize Overkhaos and Beware Of Truth and my opinion of both is simple. Music good, vocals bad. To the former, musically, Overkhaos plays some terrific progressive power metal, deeply rooted in traditional heavy metal, with some symphonic nuances, and then wrapped in lightly complex arrangements. Of special interest is the exceptional guitar lines within every song. There are some massive and soaring guitar solos that will thrill fans of the same. Alternatively, the vocals are the death blow to the band and this album. It's not that Mimmo D'oronzo can't sing. He's simply all over the place in vocal variations. When he sings clean and stays in his register, he's just fine. But, in most every song, he also drops in death vocal growling. That's basically a deal killer for me. Though I listened to the entire album, I was basically done with Beware Of Truth after the fourth song. Listening became more skip and play, skip and play, then taking a solid thorough interest in the album. And that's all I have to say.



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The Bottom Line

To summarize Overkhaos and Beware Of Truth and my opinion of both is simple. Music good, vocals bad. Overkhaos plays exceptional progressive power metal with strong guitar lines, but it's poisoned by death vocals in most every song.

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