Savage Messiah - Insurrection Rising (2009)


With this current new revival of Trash Metal hundreds of new bands have popped out of nowhere and just because they can play a couple of Trash riffs they think they are good at it. Thankfully Savage Messiah has more to their sound than many of the shitty bands out there.

"Insurrection Rising" is this British outfit first full length album and while it's pretty solid it also gets a bit dull at some points since some of the riffs are very repetitive (especially within songs). The nine songs featured in this album all have their unique riffs, but like I mentioned before some of them get a bit too repetitive. But at least the dull riffs are pretty decent riffs, so it's all good, and if you are not too picky on this department then you will surely love Savage Messiah. The guitar solos are very scarce in this album, but when the band shows them off they sound pretty decent (like in Enemy Image)

The vocals in this album sound more Heavy/Power Metal than traditional Trash vocals, and I find this pretty refreshing and it even sounds good to some extent. There are even some times that I can swear that Dave Silver sounds like Dave Mustaine. The drumming is very good and helps put keep all the pieces of the puzzle tightly together. Also the album production is very solid and everything sounds just right making this release very pleasing for the ear.

I've never been a huge fan of Trash, but I do enjoy the occasional modern Trash Metal release, and if their vocals are good it’s even better. Savage Messiah fits in this description perfectly, so if you are a Trash aficionado, or just like good Metal, be sure the check this album out, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Band: Savage Messiah Album: Insurrection Rising
Label:Candlelight Records USA

Release: November 3rd, 2009

Official Site myspace
Genre: Trash Metal

Country: UK

Rating: 85/100

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