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!!!!!!