posted by: intothevoid on 3 August 2010
Los Angeles based Alpha & Omega are back with a new record called ‘Life Swallower’. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this band, they sound, as their name kind of reveals, somewhere in between Cro-Mags, Leeway and newer acts like Blacklisted and Bitter End.
Picking up where 2008’s ‘Devil’s Bed’ left off, Alpha & Omega seems to move more towards a metallic direction. There’s more room for double bass, guitar solo’s and heavy thrash riffs. I can hear a lot of Metallica influences in a few tracks, like the acoustic ‘Seven’ which reminds me a bit of ‘Battery’ or the title track ‘Life Swallower’ that sounds more thrashy. On the other hand there’s plenty of room for groove and mosh parts. Combining both is what makes this record diverse enough to sit through entirely.
Vocalist Luis Hernandez adds both something good as bad to this record. His vocals remind me a lot of Blacklisted, trying to sound emotional and melodic at the same time. This style adds a more original edge to the sound of the band. The bad part are most lyrics, of which I feel are way too straight forward and could’ve used a little more fantasy. Other than that this record is good enough to turn some heads and maybe this is the start of something good for Alpha & Omega.
Related bandprofile: Alpha & Omega
|Vind die ep echt megaruig!
Die nieuwe nummers klinken toch meer nyhc met wat dikke metal invloeden
terwijl die ep toch creatiever was.....Jammer maar toch blijft het cool. Erg gecharmeerd van de zang. Zeer veel zin om die band live aan het werk te zien. Ben er in Hengelo zekers bij!
|Demo vond ik cool. EP deed me niks, maar dat nummer wat laatst online stond van deze plaat trok ik wel. Binnenkort eens ergens oppikken.|
|Fucking vette plaat.|
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