Never What It Seems
Singapore based Metalgunz first full-length confirms a fact with it's album title alone, fittingly describing that the band sets it's sight beyond specific musical definitions. Nothing As It Seems offers the best in good old fashioned rock and roll to modern alternative to straight up metal and still be able to top it all off with quintessential ballads. The simple truth of the matter is that Metalgunz, through and through, are a solid, pure heavy rock band free of fashionable pretence with an appeal to anyone who can still appreciate such a concept, especially so in today's cluttered musical world. Having been a veteran of the local scene for numerous years and a fan favourite at locals shows, the band features 13 killer tracks, which cover a gamut of styles that boasts musicianship that features huge straight up rock riffs, blazing solos that rip with heart, drums that pound with aggression and finesse and not forgetting great vocals that bleed all the things you feel. Everything harkens back to a time reminding you why you fell in love with rock in the first place. And all of this happens with the band managing to retain it's own sense of identity that doesn't completely parallel anything too specific. From the get go, Smack Me to Death revs the album up rock n roll style, never easing up with it's adolescent themed Mosquitoes with it's cheerleader backing vocals leading into some of the more technical metal tracks like You, Blood Harvest, the now classic Leatherface Man before taking things down a notch with the Alice In Chains tinged Insanity and Suicide before winding down with emotion laced ballads such as Promise and Withered. I guarantee that something on this album for everyone.