Huntress – Static (2015)


Heavy Metal amazon Jill Janus and crew returns with yet another solid and superbly catchy release with “Static”. Featuring a more mature sound, Huntress has clearly evolved over their meteoric rise in the last 5 years and with this release they aim to solidify their status as one of the premier modern Heavy Metal bands. Pleasing fans and luring bystanders into their sound, this release is one fin example of Huntress and their power.

Quickly blasting away with superbly catchy and energetic tracks like “Sorrow”, “Flesh” and the soaring “Brian”, Jill Janus is again the most iconic feature of the band, but the riffing also entices the listener. The band specializes in crafting catchy and simple tracks that are full of melodic guitars and a very upbeat tempo that makes you want to start headbanging. The uber catchy “I Want to Wanna Wake Up” has that old-school Heavy Metal vibe that some of the NWOBHM band brought to the scene back in the day.

The mellower pieces like “Mania” allow the band to showcase their musical maturity with commanding guitar leads and an overall pace that changes the flow of the release. With only Jill and Blake Meahl left from the original lineup, they brought in Tyler Meahl and Eli Santana to complete the band and their efforts can be heard in this new release. Not missing a beat, the band keeps their explosiveness from the past and adds some new and fresh ideas as we can hear in the epic “Static” song.

Instantly falling in the Heavy Metal anthem category, the magnificent “Harsh Times on Planet Stoked” is in our opinion the best track in this release. With a very rudimentary approach and epic use of multiple vocals, this is one song that will have your head bobbing up and down from start to end. Closing with “Fire in My Heart”, we are left very satisfied with the band’s musical evolution and their commitment to deliver catchy songs filled with epic guitar work. The band’s sound is timeless and if you enjoyed any of their earlier work, this is one release you don’t want to miss.

Band: Huntress Album: Static

Label: Napalm Records

Release: September 25th, 2015

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Genre: Heavy Metal

Country: USA

Rating: 90/100

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