FINAL DECREE "Dark Before The Dawn" 2021

FINAL DECREE "Dark Before The Dawn" 2021

Review Published: 13 July 2021
  • Label: HEADBANGERS Records
  • Format: 7"EP
  • Release Date: 14.03.2021

Well, don't waste your time looking at this ugly artwork, to be honest it is the only weak point of this release.. but too bad this is the FIRST thing we see when discovering a new release.. Those colors.. huh.. they hurt my eyes, one can barely see the band's logo, nothing really catchy or attractive here.. yet, musically, it's something really addicting, enjoyable and catchy. So, once again, the adage holds true, never judge a book by its cover - that's a big mistake and it prevents from discovering authentic & killer bands !
FINAL DECREE are no newborn-metalheads, the band got formed in Los Angeles/USA and seems to be active since 2016 - the line-up consist of veterans that played/play with bands like HIRAX, HERETIC, STEEL VENGEANCE, DELIVERANCE... and strangely, this EP is - according to my infos - the band's first release... What we get here is typical US THRASH METAL, in the veins of TESTAMENT, FORBIDDEN, DEATH ANGEL, METAL CHURCH to name a few... Heavy riffs, fast rythmicals, solid aggressive yet melodious vocals, catchy choruses - 2 songs that deliver a good dose of METAL in the greatest tradition, aiming to get you bang your head like mad ! The result is very good and enjoyable and plunges you into the glorious hours of the style without overdoing it, it does not sound cliché at any time, on the contrary, it breathes authenticity and the desire to contribute to perpetuate the style in a very serious & professional manner ! Anyway with such a line-up and experienced musicians, it is from the beginning, already a guarantee of QUALITY ! BUY or DIE !

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Born 1969, grew up with the NWOBHM sounds, musically educated with cult french magazines that were ENFER and METAL ATTACK, definitely nailed to the style when "The Number Of The Beast" by IRON MAIDEN was released... From 1982, it was clear life would never be the same ! Young & getting wild to the HEAVY sounds of SAXON, VENOM, BLACK SABBATH, MOTORHEAD, Young Fab also discovered thanks to school mates the NOISE, FILTH & FURY of Hard-Core/Punk bands like G.B.H, DISCHARGE, BROKEN BONES but also CRO-MAGS, BAD BRAINS, FUGAZI... and later on, through the 90's, everything that was ALTERNATIVE, EXPERIMENTAL, GRUNGE, INDUSTRIAL (SONIC YOUTH, NINE INCH NAILS, SOUDGARDEN, ALICE IN CHAINS)... Passion & curiosity grew up as years went by ... Fate was SEALED... no turning back ! No Music = No Life !

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