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Twins Crew: Twin Demon

Twins Crew: Twin Demon (EP)

Heavy/Power Metal
Rating: 3.75/5.0

Twins Crew is a Swedish heavy metal band founded by and built around twin brothers David and Dennis Janglov, both guitarists. The band is rounded out by Andreas Larsson (v), Fredrik Hammer (b), and Uno Eriksson (d) to form a metal band steeped in the classic melodic heavy and power metal tradition. Twin Demon is their second self-produced EP in two years.

Twin Demon is a formidable, but sometimes wanting and predictable, heavy/power metal. First, you can throw away the first track; though well executed, its an instrumental introduction which is merely filler, and should have been replaced by another song for this already short EP. Following this Twin Demon and Legions Of The Dead are more riffed based modern metal tinged efforts with solid arrangements, but average results particularly in the lead guitar work. The better of the two is probably the first simply because it displays Twins Crew's ability to deliver basic heavy metal.

The real kickers are the last three songs. The lyrically cliche Heavy Metal Nation has a catchy melodic metal groove not unlike something Judas Priest might pull off. Fire Of Anger is more aggressive in its delivery without sacrificing melody or dynamic fretwork. Lastly, The End Of Forever, the best cut here, has a fast and versatile arrangement which becomes both intriguing and highly entertaining. If Twins Crew can develop more along these lines in a future full length album, I predict that they will be a metal force to be reckoned with in the future. Finally, as much as some emphasis is given to the Janglov brothers, Twins Crew vocalist Andreas Larsson is dead on as a singer with heavy metal leather lungs. I don't know where the found this guy, but they better hang on to him: Larsson is darn good!

Twins Crew's EP Twin Demon is a brief, sometimes wanting, yet still impressive second introduction to this very talented metal band. Twins Crew delivers their own fresh interpretation of classic heavy and power metal with entertaining results. Recommended!

In Short

Twins Crew's EP Twin Demon is a brief, sometimes wanting, yet still impressive second introduction to this very talented metal band. Twins Crew delivers their own fresh interpretation of classic heavy and power metal with entertaining results.

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