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http://www.myspace.com/swwr

 

http://www.ravagetheearth.com

 

These guys have been kickin' around Massachusetts since the early '00's but I never checked 'em out till recently when I picked up their FREEDOM FIGHTER 6-track EP on a whim from CDBaby. Pretty cool stuff, bringin' back the old school Maiden/Priest vibe with a slight thrash injection. I'm diggin' it. Plan to pick up their current full length (THE END OF TOMORROW, out now on Metal Blade) next chance I get.

 

Any fans?

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Amazing piece of artwork from Ed Repka!!

 

If you're a "retro" band you can't go wrong with a Repka.

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They do a pretty good cover of Judas Priest "Nightcrawler" too.... :beerbang:

 

 

Yeah, they do!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITBzu_pY3s4

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OK, so I've had THE END OF TOMORROW for about a month and a half now and it's still a frequent player. It's in my "to be listened to" stack again today, in fact. Nothin' fancy, just good, solid old school retro-metal. :beerbang:

 

A day or two ago on their Facebook page, the band asked fans if they were to do a covers album, what songs should they cover? I told 'em "Take Control" or anything by Raven, cuz the singer's vox remind me a lot of John Gallagher's (especially when he squawks!... besides, it would fit their 'retro' vibe quite nicely.

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"The Shredder" gives me an 80's Thrash feel while "The End of Tomorrow" is way better and has more of a Maiden sound to it IMO.

 

Cool band but not as good as the awesome Pharaoh IMO.

 

This lot?: Pharaoh

 

Are they Power Metal or straight up HM?

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"The Shredder" gives me an 80's Thrash feel while "The End of Tomorrow" is way better and has more of a Maiden sound to it IMO.

 

Cool band but not as good as the awesome Pharaoh IMO.

 

This lot?: Pharaoh

 

Are they Power Metal or straight up HM?

 

Yep, that's the Pharaoh Wes is referring to.

 

I wouldn't call'em "power" metal, they're more Maidenish. There's a thread around here about the band somewhere, where I think I said something to the effect of "they sound like an Americanized version of Maiden circa POWERSLAVE," if that makes any sense.

 

EDIT: found and bumped the thread if you're interested, J.

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