CYANIDE SCREAM - UNFINISHED BUSINESS
KILLER METAL RECORDS
Metal To Infinity
knew there was something weird on this release from the very first moment that I
opened the package. Cyanide Scream is a trio from the USA with heavy talented
Steve Cone on guitars. Drums are pounding by Erik Fehrenbach, while Lou Bergeron
is taking care of the bass guitar. The first track is ‘Now Or Never’, and I
knew that I had heard this song before!
The Steve Cone hint brought me to one of his previous outputs, and guess
what, this Cyanide Scream contains the same music as Steve Cone’s album
‘Unfinished Business’. This is what I wrote about the mentioned album in
here he is again: Steve Cone, hailing from Arizona, U.S.A.!
I did an interview with this guitar shredder, a few years back (time
flies when you’re having fun), concerning the ‘Distortion’ album. I really
liked the Distortion songs as they contained/combined great guitar solos and
interesting arrangements. Afterwards, Steve released another album called
‘Crazy Ei8hts’, and if my counting is correct, this should be the 12th.
Steve Cone release to date.
is still unsigned, which means that he has to go through all financial costs to
produce, record, support and spread the album, and in my opinion, this indicates
that this man has a real passion for his music, he can be described as ‘die
hard shredder’! I
really appreciate it, when artists are doing a little more, instead of writing
and recording! He’s not sitting and waiting for some result, he’s just
moving on to work on the next idea, to satisfy himself musical wise.
this new album ‘Unfinished Business’, Steve teamed up with Erik Fehrenbach,
who seems to be back from
Australia! This duo
has the talent and skills to give full attention to the songs, without losing
the idea that best compositions are often the ones that handle the term: less is
more. The 12 new
songs are all written by Steven Cone, but have enough variety, to convince the
modern metal head. The
musical direction is a mix between nowadays metal and the typical U.S. Metal
that we all love from the early 80’s.
As Steve is the mainman on the guitar, he gives full axe in every track
with brilliant guitar solos that make you shiver and shake!
The opener of the album is called ‘Now Or Never’, which has a very
heavy start, directly followed by a cool guitar solo, and a chorus line that is
easy to sing along. It’s
a solid composition, a real headbanger choice and a perfect way to start a new
album. The next track
is called ‘Already Gone’, and this song is much faster than the first song.
Again we hear a contagious chorus line which is brought in some layers,
as it has s light version of part-song. Needless to mention that the guitarsolo
is breathtaking! We continue with ‘Death From Above’, which has a lyrical
content about the War (In 45 they dropped the bomb). It’s another cool song
and the lyrics really bring on additional feelings with the music.
‘Let you Go’ is much slower, but the chorus line is melting together
with outstanding guitar layers which are taking back seat position.
The track ‘Eaten Alive’ is another challenge for the neck muscles as
the speed of the song is inviting to bang your head!
The chorus of ‘Eaten Alive’ is a repetition of the title and can be
considered as an average track on the new album. ‘On And On’ brings a little
rest for the neck and muscles, and if you like a ballad once and a while, just
listen to ‘Story Of My Life’. It’s not necessary to mention every song in
particular, as they all have great arrangements, and some of the songs are real
highlights! I guess
that my personal favorite is ‘Let You Go’, but it may vary, depending on the
mood I’m in. One
thing is for sure, Steve Cone did it again, and it’s a real pleasure to listen
to this man’s talent and skills!
album is available at cdbaby, itunes, Amazon and more, but the best way is to
visit his homepage and get the latest information that you might need: www.stevecone.net
or visit his Myspace at www.myspace.com/stevecone
would not be fair to reward this new album with lesser points than his previous
release, so let’s continue and reward ‘Unfinished Business’ with a fair
but perfectly true score! Let’s crank it up once more!!! My rating: 92 /
I guess that most is said and done, as this Cyanide Scream album is a kind of
remake, but instead of an independent release, they got signed to Killer Metal
Records. There is a little something extra as well, as Steven and co. added two
extra tracks, that originally were recorded during that session. Another reason
to buy this album if you like the musical direction of this talented
guitarplayer! Order via: http://www.killermetalrecords.de/deutsch/#en
My rating: 92 / 100 (Review by Patrick De Sloover)