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Monuments To Dead Gods

     
         
         
         
             
             
Dethonator are a heavy metal band from the UK formed in 2002 and have released two full length albums, in 2010 and 2013, 2014 saw the released of a new E.P. 'Monuments To Dead Gods'.    
             
The new E.P. is available as a free download and is a tribute to all those gods of heavy metal, now sadly departed. But rather than be a morbid tribute, 'Monuments To dead Gods' is an absolute bombastic blast of traditional British heavy metal. Opening song 'Hunter's Night' embodies the true essence of the NWOBHM era with its raucous riffing, blistering guitar solos, thunderous drumming and very good, very clean vocals. Close your eyes for a moment and you are transported back to those glorious early eighties days of the NWOBHM. Keep them closed for 'Beast Moon' and you'll think that a hybrid of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Saxon have just wandered in. Powerful, pounding and high tempo 'Beast Moon' is a huge slab of traditional heavy meta;.    
             
This E.P. is not just a nostalgic trip down the lane to the heady days of eighties British metal, good god no! The title song off the E.P. 'Monuments To Dead Gods' takes the NWOBHM sound and drags it through the decades to the modern era, adding their own brand of brutality and rawness to produce an excellent romp of thunderous drums and blistering guitars. With the injection of growled vocals and some superb guitar riffing, 'Monuments To Dead Gods' will appeal to all genres of heavy metal and have the fans punching the air in one hundred appreciation of a great song. Ending this E.P. is 'Kings Of Annwn', an epic romp of everything that made British heavy metal the force it is. Memorable hooks, infectious grooves and clean vocals are in abundance here, leaving the listener salivating.    
             
Overall, bombastic, raucous and infectious, 'Monuments To Dead Gods' is an awesome display of traditional British heavy metal.    
             
             
Review By Iron Mathew Collins    
             
             
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