LOST EMPIRES “Death And Evil Beasts” – 6 Song EP Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!
LOST EMPIRES is an American Metal band from Oklahoma. Their (self released) 6 song EP, Death And Evil Beasts, is my ”METAL Pick Of The Day!” Why? Cause all 6 songs bestow the musicianship, sound, energy, attitude and vibes that I want to hear and feel from true underground Metal. Raw, lean and mean. Blue-collar. No corporate polish. 0% bullshit. This is Metal that I get excited to tell my Metal brethren about. It all reminds me of those tape trading days.
Brandon on vocals has a savage delivery. His vocals come across to my ears as Lemmy Kilmister meets Udo Dirkschneider; or something crazy like that. Trust my Metal instinct here, this guy can sing Metal. This band can play Metal. Lost Empires boasts duo guitarists, Kilby and Brad; both don’t skimp on ass-kicking their way through these songs. I can best describe their guitar playing as riff heavy, melodic and old school American Power Metal.
The keyboards, courtesy of Abe, fit right in with the total design of Lost Empires sound; this musical element is not overdone at all. The drumming from Jeremy is precise and coupled with a “less is more” style; which only makes the songs that much better. Luke on bass rounds out this potent Lost Empires lineup with his cool, thumping beats.
All 6 songs showcase Lost Empires as one damn tight unit. Lost Empires don’t overreach on any level and their brand of American (Power) Metal tastes great to my ears and brain. This band sounds and (obviously) plays like they revere Metal and our beloved genre’s sacred past. In other words, Death And Evil Beasts doesn’t sound like it was slapped together over a case of beer.
Lost Empires have the Metal aptitude to take their songs to the next level, by eventually getting a recording deal with a supportive Metal label. For now, this band can hone their skills and hopefully release a full-length album. I know I’ll be psyched to hear more Metal from Lost Empires. Metal be thy name.
Brandon – vocals
Kilby – guitar
Brad – guitar
Jeremy – drums
Luke – bass
Abe – keys
DEATH AND EVIL BEASTS – Track Listing:
Tower Of Flies
The Unkindness Of Ravens
* Listen to some of Lost Empires – Death And Evil Beasts by clicking on the link below!
LONG LIVE LOST EMPIRES.
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