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Friday, January 11, 2013

NEWSTED / Metal E.P (2013)

Metal is the first release from Newsted, formed and fronted by Jason Newsted (the ex-Metallica bassist, and the only one who managed to keep his dignity). It's old school bass heavy rock with a Sabbathy vibe throughout. Jason's vocals have been drawing comparisons with Chuck Billy of Testament; I'd agree but also add that his raspy delivery fits the heavy groove-filled music well.
I predict it working magnificently in a live environment, but on record it comes across as a little unimaginative, although certainly played with passion. It's good enough to make me keep an ear out for the next release.

Songs of Note: Godsnake; Skyscraper

3 headless dead out of 5


cuckoo77 said...

How ever did they come up with the band name?

Dr Faustus said...

It's as inspired as the cover art.