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SKULL FIST CHASING THE DREAM ALBUM REVIEW 2014

 

SKULL FIST- CHASING THE DREAM

NOISEART RECORDS

JANUARY 10 2014

 

 

From Canada comes Skull Fist a Metal band that proves once and for all that Metal can be sheer unadulterated power, full of melody, driving rhythms and still be fun. Not only that it can bring back a wave of memories of simpler times when genres were easy – Hard Rock or Heavy metal?

 

I love this album, from the first strains of ‘Hour to Live’ through the more subdued ‘Bad For Good; (which owes a lot to early eighties Hair Metal) to the more carefree hedonism of closing track ‘Mean Street Rider’.

 

If you love that certain sound you only got in the early eighties and want some real classic Metal with a fist-pumping sing-along all-in action then get your hands on this now! Skull Fist may well be one of the least original bands out there but damn they do this so well you’d swear you’d gone back in time.

 

This isn’t any po-faced “Retro Metal time warp band” though that only plays on vintage instruments and through valve-amps, this is a band that loves the sound of screaming guitars and high pitched vocals – and for them it’s far more about the fun and the feeling music creates than trying to Xerox the past. It’s a refreshing change.

 

In between there’s a lot of Metal to love if you like it old school. Already with an EP and an album under their belt I’m just surprised that this comes as my introduction to the band. I can’t wait to get stuck into the back catalogue. We love it! 

 

Don`t miss SKULL FIST on tour with ENFORCER end of January / February 2014.

 

Tracklisting:
1. Hour To Live
2. Bad For Good
3. Chasing The Dream
4. Call Of The Wild
5. Sign Of The Warrior
6. You´re Gonna Pay
7. Don´t Stop The Fight
8. Shred´s Not Dead
9. Mean Street Rider

 

Line-Up:
Jackie Slaughter – guitar/vocals | Jonny Nesta – guitar | Casey Slade – bass| Chris Steve – drums

 

Web: WWW.SKULLFIST.CA | WWW.NOISEART.CC

 

 

by Mark Diggins

 

SKULL FIST CHASING THE DREAM ALBUM REVIEW 2014