New Music Critique: Forsaken Warriors

Production8
Lyrics6
Music7
Vocals7
Musicianship8
7.2

Contact: tyler.wilkey@yahoo.com
Web: spotify.com
Seeking: Label
Style: Hard Rock/Heavy Metal

We’re mixed about this trio of solid players. The guitarist and drummer seem to be the tightest. The vocalist, however, can’t decide if he wants to be hair metal, speed metal, or just angry. And the lyrics are absolute YIKESville. The band achieves a visceral attack on “Escaping Hell,” but the vocals are somehow out of tune with the music even though it’s metal and shouting/screaming shouldn’t matter. We do appreciate the drummer doing more than just being in the pocket and the bassist keeps pace well. The vocal on “No Longer Free” just doesn’t work, except where he goes into a sing/scream transition. Despite weak lyrics, “Forsaken Warriors” is their best, most coherent piece of work. Keep at it, guys.

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