Sanctity - Road To Bloodshed review
|Album:||Road To Bloodshed|
|Release date:||April 2007|
01. Beneath The Machine
02. Brotherhood Of Destruction
03. Road To Bloodshed
04. Laws Of Reason
05. Billy Seals
07. Beloved Killer
08. The Shape Of Things
10. The Rift Between
12. Once Again
Amongst the Thrash Metal revival movement that we are experiencing in recent years, only a few bands were able to stand the test of time. Sanctity proposes a somewhat aggressive kind of music with excellent guitar work laid on solid rhythm. But what makes them stand out is the level of variety in their songs. At times, Power Metal isn't far due to excellent guitar solos.
"Road to Bloodshed" is a boisterous opus, which can be disregarded as a Nu Metal album by some. However, the band brings so many influences in their compositions that it would be suicidal to discount Sanctity as just another US alternative combo. Don't get me wrong it's nothing revolutionary; nevertheless the overall powerful mood sticks with the listener. Every track is a thunderous tune, all clocking under 4 ½ minutes. The energy emanating from "Road to Bloodshed" could be enough to hook you for a long time. Despite trying very hard to diversify, the vocals can be monotonous at times, but the guitar riffs are saving the day every time.
Sure, some songs can be played on any alternative radio station, due mostly to the "catchiness" of their tunes. Also, most of their choruses may sound out of place to a Thrash purist. Despite all of those mainstream aspects, Sanctity is worth checking out. In the path of Shadows Fall, Sanctity could grow to become one of those alive and kicking new Thrash bands from the USA. They might just need to find their fan base and bring more diversity in their vocals.
Highlights: 'Billy Seals', 'Beloved Killer', and 'The Shape of Things'
Written on 15.07.2007 by
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