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Over The Coals
Over The Coals
April 2013
Released: 2013, Indie
Rating: 3.0/5
Reviewer: JP

I picked up this promo EP on the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise from the vocalist, Susie Myers. This Vancouver, B.C. quintet is just starting out and this EP is not their first introduction to the world but it has been 5 years since the indie debut, DECLARATION came out.



The self-titled 4-song EP was just released (the day I wrote this review actually) on March 15th, 2013 and it is a decent effort. Over The Coals play modern Metal, with a heavy 90’s American influence. The production is clear and loud with a nice heavy guitar tone. The four songs only run 15 minutes and have a fairly conventional verse, chorus construction. Myers has a very aggressive vocal delivery, much like Gossow as she barks out the lyrics. She does switch over into a clean vocal at times and she does have a sweet voice that she should use more. There is also some decent soloing going on as well courtesy of the twin-guitar attack of Adam and Richard.



This is not my favourite sub-genre of Metal but it is delivered with enthusiasm and energy so it can’t be faulted. Some of the more annoying Metal core tendencies are kept to a minimum. If you like this style and sound bump this rating up a notch or so. It’s a short review, not really in line with our readership just wanted to give a nod to a young and promising Canadian band.
Track Listing

1. My Worth
2. Black July
3. Broken Design
4. Heretic

Lineup

Susie Myers Vocals
Richard Kingston Guitar
Adam Repetowski Guitar
Ryan Skuce Bass
Max Matthews Drums
Susie Myers Vocals

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