I came across this band, A Sound of Thunder, while listening to a recent Focus on Metal podcast. They played a track from the band’s recently released CD and the host was really going on about the singer's voice.
After hearing lead singer Nina Osegueda and the rest of the band with Josh Schwartz on guitar, Chris Haren on drums and Jesse Keen on bass, I was hooked. I immediately went to and downloaded Out of the Darkness.
|Out of the Darkness|
Out of the Darkness has excellent musicianship and songwriting. Some songs remind me of a musical mix of Judas Priest with some influence of Iron Maiden. This makes a great combination and the result is great power metal in my opinion. The real treat here is Nina’s vocals. It was a nice to hear her hit some great notes and not growl like many of the women in metal today. It is a total drag when you see a cute girl as the lead singer, then she opens her mouth and sounds like the Cookie Monster!!!!!!!!
The title track, Out of the Darkness, is unique as it features guest vocals by a blast from the past - John Gallagher of Raven. His vocal style suits the song perfectly.
When I found out he was singing on the title track, I started having flashbacks to when John Gallagher and Raven, did a metal duet with Udo Dirkschneider on a re-recorded heavier, faster version of Steppenwolf’s - Born to Be Wild. That is one awesome tune that still gets regular playtime on my iPod.
Like with my other CD reviews, I will not do a track by track breakdown because you as the reader will likely not agree with anything I write about each individual song anyway. However, the 10 song track list has a great serving for any individual's musical taste.
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1. The Day I Die
2. The Night Witch
3. Kill That Bitch
4. Murderous Horde
5. A Sound of Thunder
6. Out of the Darkness
7. Calat Alhambra
8. Fight Until the End
9. This Too Shall Pass
Overall this band and this CD are a breath of fresh air for metal. It is a great power metal CD with touches of progressive elements to some of the songs.
On our in-house TMT power metal rating scale, Out of the Darkness gets 4 out of 5 "curvy" Ninas!!!