Chuck Schuldiner Project

Friday, January 5, 2018

Visigoth - Conqueror's Oath

There is decidedly a lack of fun American metal. It's something we don't do well because we're always trying to match up with our European peers. that's a huge part of why a band like visigoth is so appealing to me. toss in the fact that they have incredible songwriting, powerful vocals and execution that is to die for and it becomes rapidly clear that this is the sort of band who have the potential to become one of the next greats in the world of American NWOBHM/power metal revival bands. It's an addictive sound and one I can't help but love.

What really gets me with these guys is how they attack with a sense of swagger that you just don't find in a lot of their peers. they are brash and bold, fully aware of how goddamn good they are and that only serves to make them better. The roaring magic of these tracks can't help but to make you smile and pump your fist to the sky. Even from the first song you find yourself being brought into massive choruses and adoring music decorated with intricate guitarmonies and Thin Lizzy inspired songwriting that takes you back to when Neil Kay saved the day. Sure it's dorky - but that's exactly why people listen to this music in 2018 - and Visigoth fucking know it.

Now their second record on Metal Blade and perhaps the one destined to bring them over the top it's not hard to view Visigoth as a young Holy Grail. They are coming with the same sort of over the top majesty and balls out talent. They have what it takes to grow in this scene, insular as it may be. Join me and fall in love once more with a band who took the Conqueror's Oath and who want to contribute to a new generation of young and brash American heavy metal that truly gives no shits. Come and enter the masters chambers - you won't regret it.

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