MEGA COLOSSUS – Hyperglaive
Killer Metal Records
MEGA COLOSSUS are no other than COLOSSUS who started as a band in 2005 and existed with that name until 2016. I don’t know the reasons that led them to add the word MEGA in their band’s name, but this decision makes this album their debut release.
In traditional heavy metal somebody can say that we listen to the same song again and again. This is an ignorant statement, because if that was so, then we would stick only to IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST and BLACK SABBATH albums. The fact that makes our music going on is not the song as it is, but the way you deliver it to the audience. And I think that everyone that can listen to this band can say that these guys do a very good job at reinventing traditional heavy metal.
MEGA COLOSSUS is heavily influenced by the N.W.O.B.H.M. sound mixed with some strong 70’s hard rock touches. If I want to be more specific then I surely can say that IRON MAIDEN and THIN LIZZY are amongst their biggest influences without leaving out references to groups like JUDAS PRIEST or SLOUGH FEG. Their sound is based on catchy melodies supported by a rock solid rhythm section. There are moments that their sound has an epic feeling that you can also find in groups like VISIGOTH and SKELATOR. One other thing that makes this release interesting is the structure of the songs that have a progressive touch (in the way that IRON MAIDEN did it on the “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son”) and the changes in them surprise the listener pleasantly.
I want also to stand on the lyrics of this album which is one of the reasons, besides the music, that I love heavy metal music. I am a big fan of fantasy and science fiction literature and MEGA COLOSSUS have some really great lyrics that make my mind travel in other worlds while listening to their sound. Actually their music and lyrics fit perfectly.
So, if you want to listen to a traditional heavy metal band that incorporates its influences and transforms them into its own original sound, then MEGA COLOSSUS is the answer to your quest. It is an album that the more you listen to it the more it will grow in you.
Nick “Verkaim” Parastatidis