If you’re a heavy metal fan, Shrapnel is a band that you must check out. Even if you don’t like metal a great deal (I’m one of those heathens), it’s worth checking out the songs because Shrapnel’s put together a decent collection of original music. And these guys are still in college!
Here are some thoughts on the songs that I liked. Keep in mind that I’m not all that much into metal. Also, check out the song samples for yourself and make up your own mind.
When Doubt Takes Over starts with a lovely riff and the tension built up continued through. I loved the thrash-metal kind of sound on this song and I liked the lyrics too.
What do you do when you become your worst enemy?
Your constant paranoia affects your sanity,
You’ve worked so hard to be the person that you are
You feel like giving up, the end seems so far
Catharsis starts off nice and slow, gives you an almost surreal feeling in the intro. Then, the distortion guitar pierces through. I liked this one the best.
The only slightly negative observation that I had was that the drums didn’t really sound like they were a part of the music, in the sense that the drums stood out from the guitars and the bass. It’s probably my speakers!
And, maybe, get to see them live sometime.
PS: My friend (we refer to him as God), who’s an amazing guitarist, remarked yesterday that Shrapnel is a great name for a band and I agree. It’s a kick-ass name.
PPS: I could be wrong but I felt that the sound on Perspective Intolerance had a Randy Rhoads kinda edge to it.