Album Type: Album
Date Released: August 19th 2014
Label: Self Released
Shadows From The Grave - track listing:
3.Soul Of A Sinner 03:29
4.The March Of Betrayal
5.End Of Our Reign
6.Turned To Stone
7.Dead Earth Walker
8.Skulls (Decks Of Hell)
Born in early 2013, Tombstone Crow have groove in their veins and metal up their ass!
All veterans of the local scene, the band will be ripping faces and banging heads for a long time to come....
get used to it!
Vocals Debi Lisle
Guitars Andy 'Farmer' Bright
Bass Steve Barclay
Tombstone Crow are a Progressive Metal/Groove Metal band from my home town of Newcastle Upon Tyne. They are a hotly tipped local band who are about to release their debut album – Shadows From The Grave. A storming slab of furious riffs if your a fan of Pantera, Black Label Society, Metallica and bands of that ilk. Though Tombstone Crow are forging their own identity with their intense blend of self proclaimed Geordie Metal.
The album is a bruising encounter with lead vocalist – Debi – on fire through out. To tell you the truth I thought Tombstone Crew's vocalist was a dude. As Debi has an impressive vocal range which she blasts out right from the start. Tracks such as Soul Of A Sinner and Hangin Tree show a band not afraid to mix their different style of music. Doom Metal, Groove Metal and Progressive Metal combine for an album so action packed you're never bored for a second. All the band members are seasoned veterans from the local hard rock/metal scene and they have been apart of some fantastic acts over the years. Though Tombstone Crow is where everything falls into place for the band to start gaining some national attention.
The album production can be bit under-produced at times but it counts where it matters most – The hard-rocking and high voltage based riffs which the album has in spades. It's been a long time since I have listened to a proper balls-to-the-wall metal album such as this and boy was I impressed. It's not going to change the musical landscape but when the music is this good, who the fuck cares.
One of the albums standout tracks – The March of Betrayal – has an edgy violent vibe running through out it's 6 minute run time with Debi unleashing impressive vocals once again. Tombstone Crow unleash their progressive fury onto the world as they decide to turn things on their head a bit with different styles of riffs being played at a 100mph.
Shadows From The Grave is a highly impressive debut album from Tombstone Crow. If you're a fan of old-school metal given a 21st century makeover then this is the album for you. Tombstone Crow have got my attention.
Roll on album No 2. Awesome Stuff.
Shadow From The Grave will be available to buy from BandCamp on August 19th 2014. Thanks to the band for sending me a promo to review.
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Written by Steve Howe