KING LEVIATHAN “The Shrine”
Everybody knows that I hate when bands combine guttural vocals and clean vocals, except when they truly are doing such interesting things. In this case, I have to admit that Adam Sedgwick has one of the most versatile throats I’ve heard lately.
He goes from high pitch-clean vocals, to guttural growls and apparently with no effort. Coming from Brighton, England, these guys released a previous EP before this second opus, and they did a really good work composing a hybrid of aggressive thrash metal and heavy metal. Actually, all tracks have high doses of technical stuff although for moments it turns to much melodic for me. This is a very decent release for a band tracing its way into the metal road. It’s recommended if you like thrash metal genre with modern stuff, so if you are an old skull motherfucker son of Satan and all his demons, you may feel a bit disappointed. – Victor Varas