4 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!
MERIDIUS is a Thrash Metal band out of British Columbia, Canada and their 3 song, self-titled EP has been released on March 20th. I really dig this band’s logo and the chosen color of red on black. That’s old school, man. Hopefully I don’t use this “old school” phrase too often; only old school kicks major ass and I live for old school Metal. Are you old school?
This EP contains a whole lot of guitar crunch, along with plenty of reasons to crank up the volume LOUD and bang thy head. The guitar solo on Walk The Plank is unreal good stuff and I admire how MERIDIUS mellows out musically in the final minute of this song; a courageous touch that works just fine for me.
I’m really impressed by how in-your-face the guitars are and still the vocals and rhythm section explode into the forefront as well. In other words, nothing gets buried in these songs. Another impressive element to MERIDIUS is the vocals of Eric Willmott who pronounces the lyrics in a Tom Araya (South Of Heaven) style.
What I really enjoy most is this band is a bounty of Thrash Metal promise and they don’t go for the need-for-speed route; one that would transform them into an Extreme band anyways. MERIDIUS sounds like they’re on course for some great achievements in Metal, both with their convincing musical talent and strong EP of songs. I’ll be keeping my eyes and ears on MERIDIUS. Metal be thy name. – Stone
Track Listing: Meridius – Self Titled EP
- Speed Kills (3:42) - Bandcamp| Soundcloud| Youtube
- Walk The Plank (5:27) – Bandcamp| Soundcloud| Youtube
- Conquer The Throne (4:17) – Bandcamp| Soundcloud| Youtube
EP Length: 13:27
EP and Live Band Line Up:
Kieran Marquis – Lead Guitar
Eric Willmott – Vocals
Sam Buchanan – Rhythm Guitar
Peter Reimann – Bass Guitar
Nolan Olson – Drums
LONG LIVE MERIDIUS.
LONG LIVE CANADA.
LONG LIVE METAL.