VOLTAX – No Retreat… You Surrender
Iron Shield Records
People, who search the American metal scene and the underground, already know that in Mexico there is also a very interesting and promising metal scene. One of the most worthy to be mentioned representatives of this metal scene is surely the band VOLTAX who with this release reach their fourth full length album.
VOLTAX is a band that has the talent and the ability to create nice traditional metal tunes, but we all know in this era we live that this is not enough in order to be noticed. You have to fight and take any chance you get and this is what VOLTAX did and they have managed to break the boundaries of their country and become known abroad. I think my country, Greece, is one of the first that have noticed this band.
In their new release VOLTAX do what they know best and surely love. They deliver heavy metal songs that are influenced by the 80’s British metal scene mainly, but also have some U.S. metal touches. To be more specific the sound of the band is a combination of N.W.O.B.H.M. and IRON MAIDEN influences and when they add some speed to the songs then they remind me of bands like OMEN or SAVAGE GRACE.
“No Retreat… You Surrender” is an album with catchy melodies built upon a strong and steady rhythm section played with passion. I think these are all the necessary elements that can give us a traditional heavy metal album we can enjoy. The old fans of the band will be satisfied and I think that this release can bring them some new ones too.
Nick “Verkaim” Parastatidis