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Voltstorm Delivers an Anthemic Metal EP

An EP release from Voltstorm hits with a bright but aggressive attitude and approach that brings together classic metal attributes with something refreshing and anthemic at times all delivered with a massive character and soundscape that wraps itself around you and keeps you right where it wants to.

The self-titled EP wastes no time hitting you with insane riffs that are just so powerful and done with such tightness that some of those riffs are just as memorable as the choruses are half the time.

One of my favorite aspects about this record is the sheer fact that they're able to take these sorts of classic metal subgenres and blend them into this lush and heavy-hitting record that comes through with a vastness in its undertone and I can't even explain how well the guitar work is performed throughout this record.

There is a power and a fire behind these tracks and that lies in the way that they're arranged and written but even more so in the way that they are performed because these guys have this display of energy that feels almost like the songs of recorded live on the floor and the players are just feeding off of each other the whole time.

Now, of course, I could be wrong about the whole live on the floor thing, but even if so, listening to this record really makes you want to see these guys pull it off live because the songs are so robust, and if the energy is captured on record this way, then seeing a live performance must be outrageous.

There's a lot of attention to detail in the creation of these songs because everything comes through pristine and polished, and each element of the songs complement each other incredibly well.

The drums push the guitars, the guitars push the vocals, and the bass gives the songs a deepening and rumbling feel.

There are several times throughout this record that you can hear those influences coming through when you get riffs and vocals that make you think of bands like Iron Maiden for example with these powerful and animated tonalities and then songs burst into these huge choruses that you just want to sing along with at the top of your lungs with your fists in the air.

Voltstorm is indeed an arena metal band, and they pull it off aesthetically perfectly and with a love for their craft that bleeds through with every note played and every second passed so the record has tons of heart.

This is one of those records that you should be listening to as a whole not just one or two songs because then you're not getting the full range of what the record has to offer but there's also this sort of connectivity between the songs almost like it's a concept record.

These guys bring me just a perfect hint of nostalgia and I grew up listening to metal like this and when I tell you they nail the aesthetic of it, I mean it.

On top of that, they release a full ep and not just a single which is something I love because we live in a little bit too much of a single-based society these days if you ask me.

I used to hear a song on the radio or read about a band in a magazine and then go out and buy their album and when you did that you got an experience and not just a track.

An experience is exactly what these guys give and they hit it hard and they do it with gusto and charisma, and the musicianship is stellar so any kind of a fan of real metal will love this band hands down.

Check this record out when you can and do not be afraid to turn it up because the letter it goes, the better it sounds.

You'll be singing along with this record in no time flat.

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