WRACHEST - AFTERSHOCK
METAL TO INFINITY
out of Chili I’d like to represent you to Warchest. In the Spanish spoken
parts of the world there seems to be uncountable Metal bands but it seems only a
part of them are able to bring out their releases in our countries. I suppose
the most famous English bands find their way to their countries but, because of
the language, the way is more difficult in the other direction. That’s
understandable although I’ve hear plenty of good South American bands before.
Especially Brazil is another ‘Mecca’ for Metal, Chili for sure isn’t.
that Warchest is a typical band from that continent; these guys deliver an album
that only contains English lyrics. Way to go although it is often obvious the
singer isn’t used to speak English. I don’t really mind, especially German
singers suffer the same problems. Musical wise Warchest can be best described as
a Power/Thrash Metal band. The old fashioned Thrash was surely a source of
inspiration; think for example Annihilator or Death Angel. Otherwise I hear also
influences from some nineties bands like Machine Head or Pantera. Traditional
Heavy Metal is more than once weaved into the arrangements, with the voice of
Christian Palaez the modern Accept even crosses my mind.
is a very energetic way and Christian Palaez owns a pretty aggressive voice, yet
he stays singing all the way. A strong point is the constantly good played riffs
and especially the solos that are heading your way. Maybe that’s the reason
why especially Annihilator is what I am thinking about. I suppose it’s clear
that Warchest is far from an original band but I don’t mind. The songwriting
is not bad although the band needs often too much cliché’s to hold the
listener’s attention. This album surely has its strong points, is a bit more
than ‘middle of the road’, and is at least a good effort from these guys.
song in my opinion is without any doubt “Let Me Down”, a calmer track with a
very dark atmosphere. It is also more melodic than the other songs and it fits
the band very well. I know, I’m traditional and a big fan of American Metal
and that obviously the reason this one pleases me this much. It could have been
taken from one or another strong underground US Metal record (Winterkill, Maraya,…).
Not at all a bad release that fans of True Metal really should check out. The
website is: http://www.warchestband.com.
My Points: 81 / 100 (Review by Officer Nice)
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