Review: Saul of Tarsus - Road to Damascus
- Artist: Saul of Tarsus
- Album: Road to Damascus
- Record label: SkyBurnsBlack Records
- Release date: 2015
- Track listing:
- "Massive Deception"
- "World Flesh Devil"
- "Critical Condition"
- "The Last Jihad"
- "Beware of the Lamb"
- "No Treasure"
- "Road to Damascus"
"Fallen" is mainly instrumental and pretty short. Pretty good for a introduction.
"Massive Deception" has some southern guitar tones and a punk rock drum beat! The vocals on this song are insane! And Guitarist Anthony Marquez does an awesome guitar solo! This song is pure Punk Metal!
"World Flesh Devil" has a drum beat where it sounds like all the cymbals on the drums are getting hit at once, while hitting the actual drums as well! Then, when you think, "Oh here comes the breakdown!" The song takes a P.O.D./Scaterd Few reggae feel. That's legit!
"Critical Condition" is 30 seconds of pure thrash.
"The Last Jihad" is the album's first single. You know how I'm TV shows where people are in the desert and there's a type of primitive music with flutes and the such? That's how the Guitar sound. Vocalist Tracy Steiger does a spectacular job with unique vocals.
"Beware of the Lamb" has a more Metalcore/Hardcore feel than the rest. Though shorter than "Critical Condition" (28 seconds) still is just as awesome!
"No Promise" features SkyBurnsBlack Records owner, Joshua Sky! The song starts with Bassist Rod Crowell doing his thing. The in the middle of the song, it breaks off and gets back into the Grind. 'God is eternal!'
"Road to Damascus" has some great coordination between the drums and guitars! The guitars sound very similar to Power Metal. The song is awesome! (I know you were waiting for me to say it again)
Overall: The EP is short but amazing! It has very old school Metal/Hardcore/Punk production. (Think Strongarm, Focused, Unashamed, those first three Living Sacrifice albums, etc.) Go check these guys out! And check out the interview I did with them!
Sounds Like: Horde, Ninety Pound Wuss, Seasons in the Field, Strongarm, Unashamed, Focused
- Tracey Steiger - Vocals
- Anthony Marquez - Guitar, Backing Vocals
- Rod Cowell - Bass
- Carlos Valdez - Drums (on "The Last Jihad" and "No Promise")
- Travis ? - Drums (on all tracks, excluding "The Last Jihad" and "No Promise")
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