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The Deceivers E.P.

Winter's Edge are a progressive, melodic, power metal band from the UK formed in 2010 by lyricist/guitarist Jeremy Lawler. After nearly four years of struggle, the band separated with Jeremy retaining the name, hence the band is also known as Jeremy Lawler's Winter's Edge. Rather than start a new band, Jeremy decided to create a project using guest musicians from unknown, local and unsigned bands.    
The bands first release, 'The Ferryman's Eyes' was a concept album looking at the life of a ferryman, through his eyes. Guest vocalists on the album came from differing music genres such as symphonic, death and obviously heavy metal, and include Ian Montgomery (Hole In The Sky), Dave Hartley (Spinning Death Machine), Charley Jones (Sensoria) and Daisy Robinson (Seventh Seeker).    
May 2015 saw the release of 'The Deceivers' E.P. once again featuring guest musicians from a diverse range of genres, with Jeremy pushing his abilities as a guitarist, lyricist, composer and producer. Lyrically, 'The Deceivers' E.P. deals with how individuals deceive each other, both in life and in death.    
The E.P. brings together many of the musicians featured on The Ferrymans's Eyes album along with new guests Andrea Martongelli (Arthemis), David Marcelis (Lord Vulture), Rick Bouwman (Martyr), Dan Mailer (Kaine) and many more... The E.P. is quick into its stride with 'The Unawakening Tale' with its speed metal intro and both female and male vocals. This dual vocal style worked extremely well on the first album and it does the business here too. 'The Unawakening Tale' is melodic hard rock with a superb guitar solo and an absolutely blistering change of pace as the song screams to an end in a huge burst of energy.    
'She's Hell's Fire' is a rattling romp of jackhammer riffing and thunderous drumming as it races on, with a slant towards out and out thrash metal. With 'Unleash The Dragon' it is clear to see that this E.P. has upped the tempo, with a much faster feel to it. Keeping with the tradition of fusing diverse musical styles, 'Unleash The Dragon' introduces death metal style vocals - and to good effect too. The chorus is a catchy chant which will just be loved by all in a live environment. 'Eternity Of Days' is a much heavier stomp and is majestic as it proudly strides on, varying vocal styles, superb, heavy guitars and a pulsating rhythm.    
Overall, a top class romp featuring contributions from top class performers from a range of diverse musical styles. Fast paced, energetic heavy metal.    
Review By Iron Mathew Collins    
Reviewed For Winter's Edge    
Other Reviews    

The Ferryman's Eyes      
"a fantastic heavy metal album with strong hints of symphonic and melodic death metal. Excellent guitar work and superb vocals throughout" Read Review      

The Deceivers E.P. (taster)      
"more magic from the pen of Jeremy Ross Lawler, bringing together a host of musicians to produce an epic masterpiece" Read Review      

The Guardians Of Our Time Pt.1      
"a stunning return to the metal scene, Winter's Edge deliver a bruising and punishing aural assault" Read Review