Releases Feb. 18/ 2014
Hey there fans and friends, it's the Asian Invasion here and I've got a new album review for you.
This time it's Slough Feg from San Francisco.
Now Slough Feg have been around since 1990. Their style is an eclectic mix of Celtic Folk and Traditional Metal peppered with buckets of energy and lyrical depth.
In other words they're crazy, but a good kind of crazy.
Their music is very interesting sounding but when it comes down to it, they're very talented and have a sound somewhat close to that of Iron Maiden. They use a Thin Lizzy type rock sound and turn it into their special form of metal. Hell, it's worked for them all these years so why change it now?
Digital Resistance is their ninth studio album and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed it, back to front. I find the riffs are fantastic in many spots and the singing has a ton of charisma behind it. There's a lot of character in this band and it exudes quite noticeably on every track.
The track 'Magic Hooligan' reminds me of Dianno era Maiden with the pacing, wonderful vocals and sick guitar musicianship.
'Ghastly Appendage' is another standout song as well. I'm such a whore for that tone on guitar; they could fit in the 80s power metal scene quite nicely.
The album closer 'Warriors Dusk' makes me feel like I'm at an epic arena show. The entire beat and the way this release moves is so infectious. Brilliant songwriting and after this long you would think the effect would have worn out. Exactly the opposite as this is one of Slough Feg's finest outings in a while.
It's been 4 years since their last record and they proved to me with 'Digital Resistance' that they are just as relevant as ever.
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