THE SACRIFICED - 2012
Metal To Infinity
Lakeland Florida based The Sacrificed just released
their new album “2012” through Roxx Records and we at Metal To Infinity
webzine Belgium are so damn honoured with it, it ain’t a problem to give the
band what they deserve – a fair and very appreciated review.
Sacrificed is a three piece US Christian Power Metal band playing their game in
a good old so called Classic Metal way – bands linger on while listening to
“2012” are Neon Cross, Sacred Warrior, Heir Apparent, Queensryche,
Deliverance, Agent Steel, Lethal, … you know what I mean, don’t ya! They
absolutely stole my heart shortly after I gave the CD a first try-out… I
barely screamed it out from total pleasure – in other words, I just met a new
favourite US Metal act!
most of the White Metal acts, the vocals of lead singer / guitarist Eli Prinsen
are high pitched, sometimes with a melancholic undertone and it turns out
extremely good! On a few moments, Eli surprised me totally due to a rare and
unexpected kinda vocal use better to defined as dark and very deep, a bit old
school Dark / New Wave (check the beginning of a song called ‘No Promise Of
Tomorrow’ and passages in another track called ‘Believe’ to make up your
mind) spiced. Make notice of the fact this happens only a few times, for 99
percent he uses a very high pitched throat that really blows me outta control!
hit in the face is the titletrack ‘2012’ with its awesome vocals and great
rhythms…fans of late Agent Steel better maker a stand and obey to the almighty
forces of US Power Metal. Tracks that keep on crossing my mind for quite a long
time because of their touchable feel are ‘Freedom’, ‘Victorious’, Saved’
and definitely ‘Heaven’. The refrains and the melancholic / melodic passages
still linger on – I can’t keep them out of my head the rest of the day.
Another awesome typical Classic US Metal one comes along by the title of ‘The
Return’. In the vein of early Deliverance – GREAT! ‘The Path To
Righteousness’ has an old Manilla Road feel in the beginning but find back its
own paths of high pitched leading US Metal strength a bit later on.
Concede’ is offered so nice and gentle with a lot of inner passion, this very
calm and easy song is obviously played from the heart and with a song like this,
The Sacrificed succeeded again in style according to my own opinion! There is
one song left I really like to announce as ‘very recommended’ – it’s a
cover song from one of my own favourite Christian Metal acts named Deliverance.
The song is entitled ‘Slay The Wicked’ and sounds amazingly brilliant!
US Metal maniacs will have a great time listening to “2012” – an album that will deserve a place in my favourite top 20 list of 2010. Within a while I will have a talk with Eli Prinsen, vocalist and guitar player of The Sacrificed so keep an eye on our interview section. Awesome album delivered by three guys, actually true defenders of Holy Metal. http://www.myspace.com/thesacrificedx
My Points: 94 / 100 (Review by Stefan)
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