We’ve reached out to our metal and hard rock brethren across the land, asking that they contribute prose to our recent series of guest columns. We ran a recent series on Five Albums That Will Change You, and the response was overwhelming.
The new topic is Three Bands You May Not Know About But Should, and we asked that each guest writer jot down a brief description of what makes each band worthy of our attention. Today, we continue this ongoing series with an entry from the guys of Chariots Of The Gods.
I found this Italian band while looking for video ideas, so it was all pure luck. If you’re nostalgic of the punk-metal from 10 years ago (if you owned an early Punk-O-Rama, you know what I mean), this band is just that but with a slight electro twist and bigger breakdowns. The Birth is the name of their debut album and “The Place” is the song from the video in question. Don’t mind the not-so-great lyrics; they are here to party and have brutal fun. Give them a like on Facebook so that they can maybe, eventually, make it here to the Americas. — Renaud Jobin
A band from Canada who really blew my mind…and my ears, literally! I recently discovered them and I’m more than glad to share this discovery with you guys. Having released their first album in 2011 under the title of The Aura, Beyond Creation have since continued to dominate the metal scene in Quebec, expanding their fan base and gaining recognition. They just released a video for their song “Omnipresent Perception,” which truly display their immaculate musical skills. It’s a must for anyone who enjoys rocket-science-structured kind of music. It will propel you straight into the sun! — Payam Doryani
War of Ages
I discovered this band while listening to music online. What got me hooked was their 2008 album Arise and Conquer, which is their fifth one. It had everything I was looking for musically. Fast-paced songs, harmonies and melodies, heavy breakdowns guitar solos and good song writing. With a nice blend of screamed and clean vocals on top of it all. From then on I followed them through their next album Eternal, which was produced by Tim Lambesis from As I lay Dying, and their new 2012 record Return to Life. With every album this band keeps adding new subtle twist to their sound, keeping it fresh but still retaining that original thing that got me hooked. It’s definitely a band that’s growing and getting stronger. — Mathieu St-Amour