So, you like your
Metal pure, huh? No Metal offshoots, no second generation
mutations, no crossover kabobs, but real, honest Heavy Metal. If
thats the case, then you are going to love Enertia, a
serious Metal band from Albany, NY. On Momentum, Enertia
lay it all on the line, and remind everyone just what good,
powerful Metal sounds like.
Momentum is a Heavy Metal album for the true Heavy
Metal fan. In a day and age when so many others feel the need to
tinker with the formula, deny their roots, and hide behind what
they feel is the most monetarily viable sound at the time,
Enertia hits the Metal community with an album that really points
out just how much potential there is inside the massive
boundaries of Metal. Playing true Heavy Metal with a surge of
power that would impress anyone, Enertia will remind many of us
exactly what we liked about Metal music in the first place.
So, what exactly are
the distinguishing marks of real, honest to the core, Heavy
Metal? Well, first of all, when anyone thinks of Heavy Metal
music they think about guitars. Big guitars. Massive guitars.
Heavy guitars with screaming leads. Check and check. Momentum
is first and foremost a guitar based album, thanks to the
two-pronged attack of Roman Singleton and Dave Stafford. There
are plenty of heavy grooves, and so many razor sharp leads
youll feel like youre witnessing a ginsu knife slice
and dice exhibition.
What next, then? How about a thunderous, shake the earth
rhythm section? And not a drum machine and a bass box, either.
But a drummer and bass player pounding out the beat with such
conviction you fear that the ceiling will collapse. Check once
again. Enertias rhythm section (consisting of Joe Paciolla
- bass and Jeff Daily drums) is the real power behind the
huge sound on Momentum. If you want some tinny, clinking
rhythm try Country music. Heavy Metal has to bring a serious
thump factor with it, and Enertia delivers on Momentum.
Seems like were forgetting something. But then again,
how many of todays bands forget the importance of a quality
vocalist singing the impassioned lyrics that give Metal their
character. If there is one area that most often disappoints Metal
fans about a new band, its a poor vocalist. The world is
full of too many annoying voices out there, and this is what all
too often dooms a band. But Enertia doesnt have to worry
about that. The lyrics on Momentum are neither "party
time" nor "gloom and doom", but they are instead
based on real life. And the delivery of these lyrics? Phenomenal.
Scott Featherstone belts out his vocals with power and conviction
like a preacher
at a revival.
So, Momentum sounds pretty good all-around,
doesnt it? It is. But dont take my word for it. Check
it out for yourself. Because when you do, Im sure
youll come to the same conclusion, "Yeah! Now this is
how Metal is supposed to be played."
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