VOLTURE: Shocking Its Prey (Album Review)
By Kelley Simms
Release Date: January 25th, 2011
Record Label: Heavy Artillery
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Bringing NWOBHM and traditional metal back with a vengeance is Heavy Artillery's VOLTURE from Richmond, Virginia.
Similar sounding to their label mates ENFORCER, VOLTURE is keeping the classic European sound alive on their debut EP, Shocking Its Prey. On the six tracks, the band draws obvious similarities to JUDAS PRIEST mostly, but has touches of IRON MAIDEN and TYGERS OF PAN TANG as well.
Here's a handy heavy metal checklist of the great things about VOLTURE's Shocking Its Prey.
Before I get carried away with all the pros about Shocking Its Prey, I have to mention some of the cons about the album as well.
Although the music is awesome, there's nothing too technical about VOLTURE's playing or songwriting. There's not much originality to VOLTURE's sound, but they are not just a carbon copy of their influences, either. They bring their own flair and panache to the table. This album just screams metal.
VOLTURE is a band to keep your eyes and ears on. What they bring to the scene is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Classic metal for the classic metalhead, young and old.Tweet
Listen to two of the songs "Volture" and "Heavy Metal Machine" on our music player below:
Volture - Volture (Shocking Its Prey) by metalassault
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