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Cauldron: New Gods
Cauldron - New Gods Music Review

Cauldron: New Gods

Traditional Heavy Rock
4.5/5.0

It's hard to believe. The last time Canada's Cauldron crossed my desk was nine years with their debut long player, 2009's Chained To The Nite. They've been around, and going strong actually. Nine years on and three albums in between, Cauldron drops their fifth album, New Gods. The only thing that's changed since I've missed them is a new drummer, Myles Deck, in 2012.

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Otherwise, New Gods is essential Cauldron: old school heavy metal with nods all things New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWoBHM) including Priest, Sabbath, and Venom. More or less with that last one. Essentially a power trio, Cauldron works three needful elements. One is simply the beefy rhythm section that delivers power and hammers rock groove. The next elements is Ian Chains' sweet riffage and soaring solos. His parts tune with the third essential ingredient, the song melody and vocal harmony, the latter provided by bass player, Jason "Decay" Junop.

Put together, with New Gods, you have a platter of heavy metal rock. You'll definitely hear these things with Prisoner Of The Past, Never Be Found, and especially the rocking metal of Together As None. With the combination of groove, power, and harmony, notably between the rhythm section and the riffs, songs such as Drown and Save The Truth have a true epic feeling, being large and bombastic. Then the guitar solos roar and you're persuaded. In the end, with New Gods, Canada's Cauldron delivers classic and traditional heavy metal, with a heaping helping of groove and accessibility. Easily recommended.

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With New Gods, Canada's Cauldron delivers classic and traditional heavy metal, with a heaping helping of groove and accessibility. Easily recommended.

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