MetalBite Review by JD on 1/22/2010
I have heard one release from Dreadnaught
more than once, and it is true that I never really liked their harder Rock style they mixed in with some pedestrian metal that was a lackluster style - even though they had been a out-and-out Thrash band once. This Austrailian fixture has now finally redeemed themselves in a big way, returning to their Thrash roots in all of it’s glory, finally Dreadnaught
turns the corner and now shows that they really are a metal band to the core.
With such songs as ‘Save Your Life’ and ‘10X Pain’ show the power the band has, yet a few ‘quieter’ moments like ‘Reflection Pt.1' show a band that has really worked on being good musicians. These boys can really shred as well, having this overall feel like if you took Iron Maiden
sounding vibes, then turning that all over and injecting some Thrash and then made sure that there was a whole shot load of originality in how it was made.
There are some more commercially angled sort of songs on the album, but they turn out to be not too bad, as they have kept the heaviness going. These particular tracks are not my favourites on the album, but they don’t make me want to vomit... they confirm that this is a band that is in transition to a better musical place embracing their metallic roots with both hands.
They do make you feel that they are not quite back completely, but it is a seriously far cry from their LP "Dirty Music",
an album that made me question them more than once. I never reviewed it... but that might have been a good thing too. With that all said and done here, I send out a big ‘Oi,Oi,Oi’ to my Austraillian metallic bros and sisters from the land down under... and I am pleased to tell them and the world that the mighty Dreadnaught
is back and they are taking the world by force.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Originality: 7 (Being in transition like the band is, cant go any higher with the rating)
Rating: 8.0 out of 10