Devils Tower Rhythm Brutality

Vancouver's Devils Tower has offered forth ten tracks of classic melodic metal on this 50-minute disc. Once past the horrible and distracting packaging, you'll find extremely well played and written metal, with a strong '80s vibe. Images of Maiden instantly appear with their galloping anthemic songs, and some classic Priest could be referenced as well. Really, any good melodic '80s metal will suffice for comparisons, so needless to say that Devils Tower aren't breaking new ground here, rather they are playing great metal from the heart with a lot of skill and a knack for creating melodies that we don't hear much of anymore. A fact that shouldn't go unrecognised. (Independent)