SENTINEL BEAST - UP FROM THE ASHES
Metal To Infinity
reunion of Sentinel Beast wasnít the biggest news in the Metal scŤne but it
always feels good when Eighties bands are back. The band appeared on one of the
editions of the Keep It True festival and Iíve even witnessed them in front of
Omen, in a little city near my hometown. Sentinel Beast was responsible for an
obscure debut album and especially fans of the underground Metal movement were
fond of them!
Gun is still their front woman and although time changed her looks, her voice is
still mean and vicious. Itís the main reason why this band has always been
attractive to pure Heavy Metal fanatics. Their combination of Thrashy riffs and
those dark Metal arrangements still have their power. Barry Fishel left the band
to form Fichelís Beast but it didnít stop Debbie to continue with the band,
searching some youngsters to replace the former musicians. As far as I know a
new album is still planned but meanwhile this release is ready to be discovered.
record contains old demos from which the production is a bit empowered. The
eighties sound is overall still present and for those who donít know the band
it might sound dated. Listening to this disc Iím transported back in time and
I enjoyed every minute of it. Fans of Sentinel Beast will witness again some
outstanding US Speed / Power Metal. Only ďDepths Of DeathĒ is familiar to
them because it was the title track of their first official record but for the
rest Ďnewí songs are awaiting. The songwriting is good and Iím sure with a
clear and new production the tracks would sound even more overwhelming, as far
as they wouldnít lose their magic!
strength of this album is indeed the fact that this dark atmosphere, that makes
Eighties Metal so incredible striking, is still present! I still canít get
enough of this sound but the reason I grew up with it has a lot to do with it!
Records offers a good release by these old time underground heroes and adds a
great booklet with it. Old pictures and lyrics are foreseen, also a biography of
the band is added. If everything youíve read in this review pleases you there
isnít a reason not purchasing this one. Check
My Points : 80 / 100 (Review by Officer Nice)
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