New Album : Conquer
Reviewed by : The Asian Invasion
This band is definitely hitting their peak now. This effort does exactly what the title states; Conquer. Vocalist Steve Braun's ability shines very bright as his performance is nothing short of amazing. The growling vocals are in abundance as well. Each song takes you on a trip where you don't know when it'll end. Some parts progressive, power and death metal all rolled into one beautiful ball.
The title track is one of my personal favorites, as is the tracks "Conceived In Torment" and "Militant." All the songs are super progressive and chime in with different styles at the perfect times. The groove is super thick and in your face as well as the ripping leads. Guitarist Jon Bodan can play the axe with ferocity and he's not a one trick pony either. His growls are on par with some of the genre's finest. The riffs are super catchy and chug like crazy. There's so much heavy here and that's exactly how I like my progressive metal.
Halcyon Way has done a hell of a job on maturing as a band and the production speaks louder than words too. It's spot on and gives the entire a product a clean and fresh feeling.
Overall, if you've ever liked Halcyon Way or any progressive metal act at all, give Conquer a shot. You won't be dissatisfied.
A very solid 3 / 5.
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