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Tiberius EP Review – UK Melodic Tech-Metal Band

New Tiberius Self Titled EP

This is a quick review of a new band I came across called Tiberius who have just released a self titled EP in late 2015 which they class as melodic tech-metal and where formed in Edinburgh UK.

Being a keen Metal and Rock fan of all different types I thought I would give them a listen and see what I thought of the riffs and vocals as I struggle to keep coming up with new bands to listen to.

From being a beginnerguitarist since I have not had the time to practice in a long while im always first drawn to the style of riffs and rhythm played when I listen to a song and straight in with Counting sheep I liked the use of cords and little riffs played here especically at the start of the song, there are 4 songs to checkout all of which are listed below and also they have a facebook page and youtube channel which I have linked to for you to look at.

I need to listen to the songs more as quite often it takes me a while to really get a taste for a band especially if they have a unique sound, Korn took me a little while to get a taste for and also Devil Driver but now im a big fan of both.

The EP comes with 4 songs

1) Vultures
2) Owls and Hexcodes
3) Counting Sheep
4) Sermon Engine

I would say the vocals could be compared a little to that of say Coheed and Cambria with a fairly high vocal range rather than a deep dirty metal tone that I would often listen to from many 80’s metal songs, but this is not to say that its not nice to have a change once in a while for variety.

All the songs are set to a pretty fast tempo with Counting Sheep probably being my fave, I do like a little repetitive guitar riff that moves up an octave and then back down again and counting sheep has a cool little melodic riff towards the start.

I think if your into metal and melodic metal this band is well worth a listen, being at such an early stage in their music career I think they have potential and would be cool to see them in a local venue at some point in the future.

If you fancy a listen Check out the EP HERE

Tiberius are

Grant Barclay – Vocals and lyrics
Jahan Tabrizi – Guitar
Chris Foster – Guitar
Gerald Chau – Bass
Stewart McLachlan – Drums

Additional Vocals – Kirsty Robb

Youtube Channel

Facebook Page

I wish these guys good luck and hope you will all show your support for a new UK band by going and checking them out.

Killswitch Engage – Disarm the Descent Album Review

So it’s finally here the new Killswitch Engage album entitled “Disarm the Descent”, with Howard Jones leaving the band in 2012 I was really sad thinking that’s it bands over.

Howard Jones is a fantastic singer and I think he really took Killswitch Engage forward after Jesse left, the band went on to release some brilliant metal songs and albums such as “The End of Heartache” which was one of my faves.

I started to listen to the new band Times of Grace which I felt was a way for the super talented Adam Dutkiewicz to release some new material that never really fitted in with Killswitch current sound, Times of Graced music was good but still felt it did not compare to Killswitch’s slightly heavier sound.

So with the news that Jesse Leach was returning to be the lead singer in Killswitch I kinda felt that their best days where over, no offence intended to Jesse he is great but I felt Howard had a better vocal range.

Upon hearing the new album “Disarm the Descent” I was utterly surprised straight away how good it was, the songs had brilliant guitar riffs from the talented Adam Dutkiewicz, and the mix of hardcore vocals from Jesse Leach and softer melodic tone once again from Adam made this album jump out at me.

I have been listening to it a lot and I have to say it’s really good and im very impressed with it, great work guys im looking forward to hearing some more content from you in the future and also hope to see you touring the UK as I would love to come to a show.

If you love Killswitch and have not bought this album yet you are missing out get out there and Buy It – Disarm The Descent (Special Edition)

Im also really looking forward to hearing the new band “Devil You Know” with the former lead singer Howard Jones on lead vocal once again.

 

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