Corners Of Sanctuary – For COS And Country (E.P.)
(Exquisite Noise Records – 2020)
Some absolutely excellent sounds from across the pond that the band have called 'New Wave Of Traditional American Heavy Metal'. They hail from Philadelphia, PA, USA and what makes them stand out from many others are very high Boston like vocals courtesy of Stacey Lee.
The rest of the band is made up of James Pera (Bass); Mad T (Drums) and Mick Michaels (Guitars/Producer) who blast us with this five tracker that's very war related to say the least with cuts like 'The Raid (For God And Country)' having some real sounding audio which makes it very eerie. Yeah it's pretty serious stuff but they've done it so well that it's hard not to like.
Another standout is the snare heavy 'Sandstorm Salvation' or the short but sweet horror styled instrumental 'Beware'. Be cool to hear a full length album or better still live in concert since I bet these guys can blow quite a few off the stage going by the sheer quality of what's on offer on this E.P.
Fire this up!
By Glenn Milligan