Hailing from Tucson, Wrathgate opens the gates with their first track “The Neck”. When I first heard this track, I literally kept repeating it. Blasting bass, beautiful guitar harmonies, almost reminded me of Dethklok’s “softer’ tracks and I LOVE the vocals. Listening to this one track alone, the guitars are what drew me in the most. Great tone, the melodies are now burned into my brain. The construction of this song was tackled eloquently. The only thing I had an issue with was that one second break, I wish it had just been maybe another second more. It almost seemed like the track had skipped.
Up next, “Lord Father”. Starts off with a bit of a slow temps but speeds up. I like that. My favorite part about this song, about any song, is harmonizing guitars and vocals. These guys figured out a way to make the two intertwine without distractions from one or the other. I love the bits throughout the song where the guitars will stand out for a couple of seconds then back off, nice execution. I would have liked the song to end differently but it fit.
Finally, we end with KFC. The little back and forth entrance with the drum’s and guitar was cool but I would have liked a bit more of a difference after the vocals came in. So, once again, begins slowly, you get a short breakdown and then BLAST BEATS, BLAST BEATS, BLAST BEATS! Loved it, vocals were on, guitars shredding away and you just wanna move around and maybe punch your pillow pet! Then after 2 minutes, they change it up and it’s just badass. They get into a bit of a groove and another minute later, the guitar just sings aloud and it sounds magical. Then back to speed, raging vocals, blasting drums, the guitar just shredding my face off and the perfect ending for this track.
Overall, this demo was amazing. Aside from little things here and there from my personal taste, I would still highly recommend this band. I hope to hear some more from them in the near future, great job.
For fans of Unearth, Detklok & All That Remains.