It was in June 2014 in Switzerland that some guys saw the signs of the upcoming Armageddon. They saw that the angels will descent to take over the earth and so they have decided to go hunt them since the hunting period for angels was open. The only thing that troubled them was that they didn’t have the right music to go angel hunting. The problem was solved by creating SHOOTING ANGELS and releasing this 4 track EP.
THE COVER: The cover is in a way the virtual representation of the band’s name. It shows a female angel dirty and wounded on the winds (probably by gun shots) and on the background you can notice a place in flames.
MUSICAL STYLE: This is a hard task for me. SHOOTING ANGELS although a new band has a musical style that didn’t remind me of something in specific. They have of course influences, but they filter them through their personal style. Musically they balance between the hard rock and heavy metal sound and they of course draw inspiration from the 80’s, but at the same time they have a lot of modern elements.
COMPOSITIONS: The EP as I mentioned includes 4 songs which move musically between the heavy metal and hard rock sound. The band is melodic and yet has heavy grooves and riffs. Also they have a female singer whose voice gives further personality to their sound. I think that amongst their influences there are groups like BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, MOTORHEAD and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY.
CONCLUSION: The beginning of SHOOTING ANGEL as it is reflected on this EP proves to be very promising. It is a band with talent, imagination and above all enthusiasm for the kind of sound they play. I think it is worth the trouble to check them out and recommend them to your friends too.