Shotgun Cure - Depravity Unleashed review
|Release date:||August 2009|
02. Exercise This
04. Shotgun Cure
05. Iron Shadow
Line-up on the CD:
Harut Savchenko - vocals, guitars
James Tulloch - bass
Kyle Lecourt - drums
Recently formed Canadian shred fetishists Shotgun Cure are far from a breath of fresh air in the thrash scene, citing their main influences as Metallica, Megadeth and virtually every significant thrash metal band in history, but their talent level is undeniable.
Rolling with the Metallica/Megadeth train, Shotgun Cure's sound can be defined as unadulterated Master Of Puppets/Peace Sells worship. Vocalist/guitarist Harut Savchenko has a nasty snarl to his shouts, somewhat of a Megadave quality (yes, a positive Mustaine attribute) that could make or break this band in terms of its fanbase.
All the genre's staples are present here: technically sound musicianship with a focus on speed and aggression, ripping guitars and complicated-but-memorable solos, galloping bass, blazing drum work - all served in true blue collar form. With such a primitive sounding production, Depravity Unleashed has "1980s" written all over it. Fine by me.
Overall, this is definitely an EP worth checking out if you're a fan of honest traditional old school thrash metal. Think Vio-lence's Eternal Nightmare, Slayer's Show No Mercy, or even Toxik's World Circus, if not for the technicality alone. The lack of originality is likely a result not only of a young band paying homage to their influences, but of a new group's first-ever release.
These guys could make it big. Like, really big.
||Written on 31.08.2010 by Just another opinionated guy telling you what to listen to.|
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