“Vulcanus” by Fear My Thoughts

Artist: Fear My Thoughts
Title: “Vulcanus”
Label: Century Media Records
Release Date: 1/23/2007
Genre: Melodic Death Metal
Rating: 4/5

As quickly as the Melodic Metalcore bands have been popping up we are seeing the same frequency begin with those that skillfully blend Hardcore with Black Metal and add a twist of the Traditional side to it. Thus we have Fear My Thoughts who on their Century Media debut deliver an impressive fistful of intense Metal. This is a thundering release and it has a lot of mixes of the light and dark vocals along with impressive musicianship that brings them as players slightly over to the Progressive side. “Survival Scars” pounds your brain and shows how tight experimentation often yields some incredible results. Comprised of Matthias (vocals), Markus (guitar), Patrick (guitar), Bartosz (bass) and Norman (drums) the German outfit aims to raise the expectations of this end of the genre. They show that they are an adept group of players on the title track most specifically as this dramatic track covers several styles that you don’t often find used together in heavy music. They will throttle you with some of the heavier tracks such as “Accompanied By Death” and “Lost In Black” while at the same time showing the Progressive angle on the more atmosphere based “Culture Of Fear”. Across the recording the band shows that they are far more than “any other band”.

The band is clearly schooled from their nine years of existence and touring and is eager to have a larger audience get exposed to their brand of Metal assault. As I listened I was further convinced that if you were a fan of the likes of Mercenary and Scar Symmetry that you would definitely take to this one.

Track Listing:
1. Accompanied By Death
2. Blankness
3. Culture Of Fear
4. Accelerate Or Die
5. Stamp Of Credence
6. Survival Scars
7. Vulcanus
8. Soul Consumer
9. Both Blood
10. Gates To Nowhere
11. Lost In Black
12. Wasteland

Official Website: www.fearmythoughts.com

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