SKEPTOR - United We Stand...Together We Fall
I know that thrash metal was and is a global phenomenon, but the fact is that the United States gave us the majority of successful bands both artistically and commercially. SKEPTOR is a new band from the United States, but their sound is deeply rooted in the 80’s. In their debut album they present an interesting combination of speed and thrash metal. The band is also quite technical but they don’t overdo it. They use their skills in a way that enriches the compositions and makes them even more interesting for the listener. Also we all know that thrash metal is the most political genre of the heavy metal music and SKEPTOR in their lyrics talk for such issues like liberty, media manipulation etc. In their debut album SKEPTOR make quite an impressive entrance and although they are still young and new, they show a maturity and originality that even the veterans of thrash metal should envy. I think that a bright future awaits these guys if they continue the same way as with their debut album. Of course the speed/thrash metal fans have to check them out.
Nick “Verkaim” Parastatidis