Citing Tool, Slipknot and Lamb of God as primary influencers, Canadian rookies Atria get the blood rushing on their inaugural EP. Despite inhabiting that familiar sonic sphere, it’s how they mystically stitch melodic passages with headbanging sequences that elevate them above the chaff. Scrumptious sonic trimmings are merely icing on the industrial cake. Yet at only four songs this searing thunderbolt of heavy metal domination serves mostly as a down payment on future excellence. Mosh on.
Producer: Jon Howard