Reviewed: January 2018
Released: 2017, Indie
Reviewer: John Haseltine
Symetria are a U.S. based metal band from what we call The Garden State which is New Jersey. And with their debut self-titled album, Symetria is band that seems hell bent on making a statement. The statement that metal is alive and well.
So, after several runs through this disc, it has grown on me. And I must say a little more with each listen. I need to clarify that as the first impression was not the best. Don’t get me wrong, Symetria are musically a good band. The style, which I admire them for, is that of the ‘80’s traditional metal sound. One that I truly enjoy, but has been done back then, and over the years as well. With that, what can I state about the songs? They are all cut from the same cloth. The nuances of the NWOBHM to hardcore to U.S. metal are present throughout. The songs just don’t seem to really grab your attention enough to allow the listener to really focus in on what’s going on. Maybe it’s just me.
Tracks one through eight are fairly decent like and have their oh? moments, as well as their huh? moments. Good riffs and good tempo. That is until the album closer which musically seems to start off okay until the vocals kick in. It is almost a rap-metal chant. Ugh…. Musically it is very pit worthy but I must say, the vocal delivery needs an update as there is nothing classic metal about that.
I don’t want anyone reading this to not check out Symetria. They deserve a chance and have been doing pretty well ranking within the 365 Radio Network. And I feel that with a bit of a different genre tweek, Symetria could be a force to reckon with down the road.
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