Sunday, 1 January 2012

Heavy Metal New Blood Album Review: Garagedays - Dark and Cold

Garagedays - Dark and Cold
(Massacre Records)
Rating: 7.5/10

Mixed and mastered at Sweden's Sonic Train Studios by Andy La Rocque (King Diamond), Austrian metal band Garagedays new offering "Dark and Cold" starts off heavy!

The album has quite an 80s metal feel to it, particularly with the vocals. Having said this the album is not a cheesy throwback but manages to bring the good parts of the 80s and repackage them for a modern audience.

On the opening track "Last Breath" the vocals initially give an almost punk feel, but soon the guitar solo kicks in leaving you in no doubt that this is metal.

Everything works well together on this album the vocals compliment the virtuoso style guitar and the percussion both underpins and comes into it's element of it's own accord, in short a solid, decent old school metal album that doesn't pretend to be anything different.

Stand out tracks are a lot for fast paced heavy look no further than "Last Breath" or "Piece of Shit". In the mood for something a bit darker try "Father", something slower "Four" or something mixing a bit of everything and probably my personal favourite "Conscience".

Check these guys out at the links below (no seriously go now and check them out!)
Official Video on You Tube
My Space
Garagedays Website

1. Last Breath
2. Lord of the Darkness
3. Father
4. Blow Away
5. Four
6. I'm your Hate
7. Piece of Shit
8. Conscience
9. Black Bridges
10. Dark and Cold

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