The Rock Pit - Hard rock, Metal and Blues Interviews, news & reviews from Australia and around the world

The Rock Pit - Hard rock, Metal and Blues Interviews, news & reviews from Australia and around the world

CROSSWIND - Opposing Forces EP

2009

 

 

Harkening back to mist-filled days of yore, when Iron Maiden, Helloween and Manowar ruled the Earth, Anglo-Greek headbangers Crosswind issue the follow-up to their 2008 debut EP “Beyond”.

 

Crosswind revel in a glorious galloping mix of battle and thrash metal, rising above the crop by throwing in some hints of Dragonforce, especially in the impressive guitar-work from vocalist Kyriakos Vasdokas and Leon T, and a pinch of Queensryche.

 

This is heavy metal played fast and played well – ‘Nephilim Rising’ and ‘Awakening’ especially stand out, and their bonus cover version of Queensryche’s ‘Walk In The Shadows’ is just fantastic.

 

A nod also to Vasdokas, who is not only singer, songwriter and guitarist, but also produced this record very well indeed, adding some atmospheric introductions and producing an excellent mini album.

 

www.myspace.com/crosswindmetal

 

Shane