Blind Faith Loyalty
Review by JD on August 29, 2009.
Full accelerator down speed, powerfully brutal heaviness that is so completely honest in the way it is delivered and heart worn on the sleeve... music like this really needs no real help to get noticed. Crown The Lost is such a band, but it is still my job to give them a wee little push, so to speak.
Hailing from the steel capital of the USA, Pittsburgh, PA... this seriously nasty new version of Thrash Metal comes screaming out at you like a banshee out of hell that has been hit with a Tazer gun. Crown The Lost is a band that has been floating around the metal world for more than just awhile... and all with out any real notice. My question of this is a simple one... WHY have they not been found!!
From the starting strains of the mind pulverizing ‘Defaming The Hypocrites’ to the CD ending explosion of the albums title track... there are eleven amazing songs that are so purely metal, honest as hell yet so well put together music that shamelessly gets in your face sort of Thrash Metal. There is no fluff, no Nu-metal rapping or blow torch in your throat Death Metal utterings here... what you get is pure metal at its finest.
Razor sharp slashing guitar lines underscored by chugging rhythms topped off by some very angry growling vocals all combine to fuel what could be arguably some of the best metal ever recorded. Musically they happen to be a band that is so deep with talent and fury but still is a band that is building with great intensity.
Crown The Lost is a perfect example of the new crop of metal heads taking props from the old school into its darkened hearts... and creates some pretty fine metallic blasts. Some bands don’t get how to do this right... thank any gods that you may or may not have that Crown The Lost has got it. Raise your beers to these guys... metal is back, and better than ever.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 8.4 out of 10