SYMPHONY OF DESTRUCTION – New Rhythm Guitar Parts
Well, the presentation of this release comes also with a feeling of nostalgia. I had presented the previous 2 demos of SYMPHONY OF DESTRUCTION when I was younger and of course the webzine was at its first years of existence. So, I was really happy to see that the band is still active and I was also intrigued to see how the band sounds these days.
The band’s name might be misleading since you might think that we have to do with a thrash metal band that is influenced by MEGADETH. Well, that’s not the case, although there is a connection between these two bands. Which is that? Both bands have strong influences from the N.W.O.B.H.M. sound. In their new release SYMPHONY OF DESTRUCTION continue to deliver traditional heavy metal that has a lot of references in the N.W.O.B.H.M. movement along with some BLACK SABBATH/JUDAS PRIEST touches. The 3 compositions that are included here are well developed and balanced. Also the lead parts are quite catchy and detailed and add to the final result.
Eight years might have passed from their previous release, but it seems that this worked beneficially for them. The band sounds mature and more confident and I think that the 3 songs that are included here are their most complete creations so far. Also I have to underline here that SYMPHONY OF DESTRUCTION have achieved to create a recognizable sound. If there is something they can improve without it being bad though is the sound production. In my opinion the fans of classic heavy metal should check these guys out.
Nick “Verkaim” Parastatidis