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Stereo Nasty
Nasty By Nature
September 2015
Released: 2015, Self Released
Rating: 4.5/5
Reviewer: UK Team

We’ve seen heavy metal become one of the most diverse of genres over the last twenty years or so. What used to be a long hair leather clad fairly simple affair now has more twists, turns and sub genres than almost anyone can keep track of. Right through this tumultuous period some bands have driven the highway of metal without deviating at all. They have weathered the storms marked grunge, thrash, death and Nu. They kept straight and true when crossover took metal into the domains of hip hop, punk and electronica, and they still do with Stereo Nasty one of the latest to emerge from the school of Dio.

There’s everything you would expect on this album. You have lovely chugging guitar work with nice fat riffs, massive rhythms and vocals that are clean in a nails kind of way. Even the production has a whiff of early Iron Maiden about it. What Stereo Nasty have done well is to write songs that sound good and will be exciting live. They’ve avoided trying to be something from history and instead are the product of it. That said this is a record that offers absolutely nothing new in terms of path forging, it is more of a consolidation of what metal fans already know to be great and true.

Of the ten songs on offer most are solid and performed with real gusto. Death Machine however is a bit special. I usually have a real problem with overly long tracks because I suffer from ASB (acute song boredom) and like song writers to get to the point. Here though we have a bit of a gem, a spiritual child of ‘Rime Of The Ancient Mariner’ it is superbly penned and never gets dull at any point along it’s ten minutes. It takes ‘Nasty By Nature’ from very good but not outstanding and lifts it into must buy territory. If heavy metal was in the market for a new anthem this might just be it.

Review by Gary Trueman
Track Listing

1. Black Widow
2. Holy Terror
3. Interstellar
4. The Fear
5. Out Of The Fire
6. Death Machine
7. In The Blood
8. Demon Halo
9. Under Her Spell
10. The Warriors


Adrian Foley - Guitars
Mick Mahon - Vocals
Fran Moran - Drums
Rud Holohan – Bass

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