Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Sound Of Thunder - The Lesser Key Of Solomon

Band:A Sound Of Thunder


Album:The Lesser Key Of Solomon



Nexus Of Realities



The Boy Who Could Fly


Master Of Pain

Blood From The Mummy's Tomb

Black Secrets

One Empty Grave

House Of Bones




Band Members: 

Nina Osegueda - Vocals
Josh Schwartz - Guitar
Chris Haren - Drums
Jesse Keen - Bass


Date Released:September 9th 2014




Label:Mad Neptune Records


Influences:Iron Maiden, Dio, Hammerfall, Judas Priest, Rush, Black Sabbath, Helloween



Quality & Originality: ASOT is a band that is not about being a genre changing band but about cutting there own print into it. This album has some amazing mixing that actually allows all instruments to breath and have a solid platform. The album was produced by RIAA platinum-awarded producer Kevin '131' Gutierrez (While Heaven Wept, Raven, Shinedown). This is a very well rounded and written album that really holds a staple of metal bands from the past. I usually do not like to compare to past albums but it really is different then the past releases so go into this album with a very open mind that will take you on a dark metal journey of fury, hate, love, hurt and madness!!


My Opinion: This is the bands fourth relase to date and there most ambitious by far hitting it with just more umph and trying a different approach to the metal territory they already conquered. ASOT has a great line up and really is one of the great metal female fronted bands out this day in age. The greatness really shines in this release with heavy guitars, boomy bass, heavy hitting drums and the velvet hammer hitting vocals of Nina!! I love how this album is different and much darker then there last release showing that this band has tons of depth and is willing to try new things. I think this album will draw the classic rock to metal to prog metal fans that love multiple personalities in a album. One of my favorite parts of this album is the songs do not sound rushed like so many bands try to play fast but not good this band plays amazing and tight.


Overall & Favorites:Master Of Pain, Fortuneteller, One Empty Grave. I give this album a 7.5/10 and a heavy \m/ in the air for such a great job!!!!!!



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