Παρασκευή, 26 Δεκεμβρίου 2014

STILL STORM – Mayhem Review



STILL STORM – Mayhem
Independent
I think that there are some metal scenes in the world that bring out bands that have their own way to reinvent the traditional metal sound. France is a country that has such a scene and STILL STORM is such an example. “Mayhem” is an album that belongs to the thrash metal sound and also has elements from the traditional heavy and power metal genres. Personally speaking I have to say that the band has a quite original and personal sound that might be influenced by the bay area and European thrash scene, but I can’t say that they reminded me of something in specific. I think that can be explained because the guys have their own personal approach to heavy/thrash metal which is quite interesting. Also the songs that have been included here have variety and range from typical speed/thrash compositions to more mid tempo and dark ones like the song entitled “Pestis Atra”. Their sound is rough and raw and fits their sound because it makes it more aggressive; however I think that they have to improve a bit their sound production in their next release. “Mayhem” is a good release, though, you will need to listen to it a few times in order to fully comprehend it…


Nick "Verkaim" Parastatidis